Marquez explained it “ she found it at first sight among the many, many easily confused names from this world and the other , and she nailed it to... ... middle of paper ... ...d in order to be for humans to be forgiven of their sins. The deaths of these innocent men cleanse the individuals of their transgressions. The societies allowed these men to die in order to remove their wrongdoings. Santiago would have only mocked the honor system if he would have continued living. Jesus challenged the traditions of the existing church by claiming that he was the son of God.
Similar to the Jews “code of honor” is to execute Jesus for spreading blasphemy and naming himself to be the “Son of God”. Gabriel Marquez inputs biblical allusions that are intentional in order to show Santiago is a Christ figure. Marquez creates congruence between Santiago and Christ in order to portray how corrupt and decisive society is and how traditions in cultures lead to sins being committed and innocent people becoming a scapegoat and dying for the sins others commit. He creates this congruence to portray that each society crucifies and that it happens in every culture in every way and for different purposes. Santiago’s innocence, personality, and death situation displays an allusion to that of Christ to compare how both figures are manipulated by their loved ones and society.
“The knife went through the palm of his right hand and then sank into his side up to the hilt. Everybody heard his cry of pain”(139); The knife going through the hand is comparing on how Jesus was nailed to the cross during his death, not just any cross a wooden cross just like the ... ... middle of paper ... ... allusions shown in the novel give a greater understand of Roman Catholicism and the story of Jesus. As the days go by and we live our lives we start to forget the old stories that once brought our world together. With the reading one can develop the true story behind the murder of Santiago and how his story is just like that of Jesus Christ. The reader gets the knowledge of one of the oldest stories with the help of this novel.
After the honor killing of Santiago Nasar and an autopsy is being performed, it becomes quite clear to the Priest performing the postmortem examination, that Santiago’s body appears to be “a stigma of crucified Christ” (Marquez, 75). Father Amador inspects the bodies many deep wounds, including those to the thorax, one in abdominal cavity, and a solo stab to the lumbar spine. The laceration to the back, demonstrates a link to Peter from biblical passages, and as stated previously represented by Pedro. Peter denied ties to Jesus despite him being one of Jesus most trusted disciples. Santiago’s stab to the back is a symbol of Peter’s denial of Christ.
Isaiah wrote this knowing that Jesus would be despised by many, and I believe he was trying to tell the people to be in expectance of him, in hopes that they would not turn against their Lord. The Bible shows God constantly pursuing His people and man rejecting him over and over again. This passage displays this ongoing struggle by showing all Jesus did for us and how the people still shunned and rejected him. However, this passage also gives reassurance that it is never too late to repent and accept the Lord. This passage displays some important themes of the Bible: man’s redemption, God’s forgiveness and grace, and the blessing of a relationship with God.
Santiago clothed in white linen, was killed in front of an unsupportive crowd, as well as stabbed in the hands first, exactly as Christ was. The presentation, in depth, enriched ,my understanding of the novel through knowledge of the Columbian culture, the novel’s time period, central themes, and magical realism. Works Cited Garcia Marquez, Gabriel . Chronicle of a Death Foretold, trans. Vintage Book, 1982.
In what other ways was Santiago’s death a stigma of Jesus Christ? When Jesus Christ was being killed he was nailed to the cross, with nails in both of his hands we was said to be dying for the sins of man (Terasaka). Jesus Christ and Santiago Nasar have similar wounds. Santiago Nasar had been stabbed in the hands leaving holes in them much like what would have happened to Jesus’s hands. Aside from the wounds on the hands both characters had wounds on the sides of their abdomen.
The following part of the paper will try to clarify the biblical view of Mill’s theory, the Utilitarianism. Utilitarianism has always been seen as an opposite theory from God’s teachings. That is not absolutely correct. Jesus gave us the major example of understanding Mill’s principle by dying on the cross. Of course it is simple to say that Jesus died for every human being and that is a proof of community spirit instead of individualism, however Jesus showed that He was following actually not His will but God’s will, what is showed on the passage before Jesus is captured by the roman soldiers: “O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt” (Matthew 26:39).
The second topic is the sin nature, which has its roots in the fall of man. Part One The Death of Christ As a Christian, in order to even have and spread the Gospel, it’s important to know what the meaning of Christ’s death is and what it entails. Everyone has heard the story of Jesus being born unto a virgin in a manger to be the Savior of the world. What’s usually misunderstood is the purpose of his coming. It wasn’t just for him to perform miracles, preach, heal, and save lives in God’s name.
Therefore, both Jesus and Santiago died to repair the damaged relationships of lowly people. In conclusion, the narrator’s description of the setting and Santiago Nasar’s murder suggests that Santiago is innocent, in comparison to the innocently condemned savior Jesus Christ of biblical times. These descriptions overpower Angela Vicario’s culturally influenced accusations against him, regardless of her dominant narrative voice. Works Cited García Márquez, Gabriel. Chronicle of a Death Foretold.