Strangely, the actions taken to prove honor was never questioned by characters in the novella. However, Bayardo San Roman showed his honor when he sent back his newly unfaithful wife, Angela, to her parents’ house for not being a virgin. This incident proved Bayardo’s respect to his community, the men in his community and his family. Another instance of honor would be the killing of Santiago by the Vicario brothers. The Vicario brothers killed Santiago in order to restore the honor of their unfaithful sister’s disrespect to Bayardo and the community.
The Vicario brothers got so caught up in trying to regain the family’s honor they were even willing to kill a man. Finally, In “In a Grove”, by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Tajomaru, Takehiko, and his wife all took credit for Takehiko’s death. They did this to receive some honor and try to better their reputations in a tough situation. Bernarda dedicates her life to insure that her family has a good reputation. She acts like this because she cares so much about what other people think of her.
‘No matter ,how much I scrubbed with soap and rags ,t couldn’t get rid of the smell’, the comment by Pedro reveals the guilt that the twins felt after the murder , the smell of Santiago’s blood indeed pervaded the whole town on the death of his day, implicating everyone in his murder. The concept of honor is strong in the narrator’s society, a man must defend the family honor by killing if necessary. Marquez has shown in this novella
Honor killings are murders committed by those in a person’s family toward those who are believed to be bringing upon dishonor to the family. Honor killings can be dated back to the time of the Ancient Roman Empire where the patriarch of a family owned the right of life and death for any member of his household. Women pregnant out of wedlock were often killed to prevent the ruination of her family’s reputation. Usually once a family’s reputation is tarnished it can never be undone so the killing of the person associated with it is necessary to protect others in the family. Honor killings continue to be a major issue in many cultures as teens are starting to follow the new customs of the twenty-first century.
Santiago was murdered for someone else's evil act, in other words, he was a sacrifice for the town's si... ... middle of paper ... ...en to be pure, he never marries again, afraid that his wife will not be pure. Later on Angela becomes a virgin all over again, she begins to deeply love Bayardo, and only lives for him to return to her. Virginity is a big cult in the code of honor and whomever that goes against this cult must suffer, unfortunately the sinner was not Santiago but was Angela. In a way Angela also died, but was reborn later on for the love of Bayardo. This novel shows the lack of Church and love can destroy a town, and someone has to die for it.
Chronicle of a Death Foretold In Chronicle of a Death Foretold, the narrator tells us that two people were responsible for the death of Santiago Nasar, however the narrator is wrong. Ignorance killed Santiago Nasar. There are three specific townsfolk responsible for the murder; Leandro Pornoy, Divina Flor, and Colonel Lazaro Aponte. Each of these three people had an equal opportunity to stop the murder; however each person’s ignorance caused them to fail in their duty as a fellow citizen. It was their duty after they heard of the Vicario brothers’ plot to kill Santiago Nasar to do whatever was necessary to stop the murder; however none of them took enough initiative to prevent the murder from happening.
But nevertheless, Angela is scrutinized in this scene to confess the name of the culprit. The fact that the brothers took the time to get her away from the rest of the family and ask her privately who the person was just shows how much of a sin it was for a woman in this culture to have premarital sex. Gabriel Garcia Marquez ends the story with the murder of Santiago. Santiago is running to his home after being instructed to do so by Clothilde Armenta where the Vicario twins repeatedly stab him before he can get inside. Honor is an important part in many people’s lives, especially in the culture of this town, where defending the honor of their sister and family was more important to the Vicario brothers than the time they would spend in jail.
Reasoning behind Santiago’s murder and the actions of the townspeople connect to themes that are represented in modern day. The main event of the story represents social injustice because the Vicario twins wrongfully murder Santiago. Almost everyone within the town knows about the twin’s plan and it’s reasoning. Angela Vicario had just been returned back to her family by her husband since is not a virgin and her family questions her on who had taken it and she blames on Santiago Nasar. Although nobody finds evidence of Santiago being the real perpetrator, the Vicario twins still kill him for family honor.
Macbeth feels remorse immediately following the murder, but Lady Macbeth assures him that everything will be fine. When he worries over his blood stained hands she tells him in Act II, Scene 2 that "A little water clears us of this deed. How easy is it then!" Lady Macbeth also logically explains to her husband that as long as he is the new king, he can never be punished for the murder of Duncan, for no one possesses more power than he. She seems completely unaffected by the murder they two have conspired to commit.
The traditional Hollywood film would have a beginning, middle and an end but in Psycho the audience can't follow the film because Hitchcock broke all the traditional film making rules. If you start with the leading lady you end with the leading lady but he doesn't. Instead ... ... middle of paper ... ...e importance of these two murders relies on what we think and not what we see. In the end the truth is revealed. Bates acts as his mother due to the fact that he killed her and her lover and committed both murders without any motives just his love of mother to blame.