Literary Techniques In Gabriel Garcia Márquez's Chronicle Of A Death Foretold

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In this essay I will be talking about the author’s literary technique, such as imagery, theme, Magical realism and describe its effect on the story.” This story, Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Spanish: Crónica de una muerte anunciada) is a novella by Gabriel García Márquez, published in 1981. It tells, in the form of a pseudo-journalistic reconstruction, the story of the murder of Santiago Nasar by the two Vicario brothers according to goodreads.com. One use of imagery in this novel is Santiago’s dream where he was going around some trees and it was raining a little bit and woke up dazed with bird poop on him “ON THE DAY THEY WERE GOING TO KILL him, Santiago Nasar got up at five-thirty in the morning to wait for the boat the bishop was coming…show more content…
This can be a rewarding and curative experience, not only for the writer, but for those readers with similar concerns." And according to the article “Why the Theme of a Story Matters” by: Novel writing help” Theme Adds Dimension to a Story, Theme Helps Readers to Understand, Theme Is Curative.
In this Novel there are many themes such as: Honor, Authority figures failing, Unchangeable fates and Society lacking morale, Revenge, the supernatural and religion. For example, all the towns’ people and everyone know the Santiago is going to be murdered, yet no one really knows for what reason. Later we find Pablo and Pedro the twin brothers are back home with their mom. The whole family fundamentally puts Angela on trial asking her if she is a virgin or not because she confessed she did not bleed on the wedding night when with San Ramon. Angela said she lost her virginity to Santiago right after the family specifically the twins knew they had to “Defend her honor” by killing him which they did. “THE LAWYER STOOD BY THE THESIS OF homicide in legitimate defense of honour, which was upheld by the court in good faith, and the twins declared at the end of the trial that they would have done it again a thousand times over for the same reason. It was they who gave a hint of the direction the defense would take as soon as they surrendered to their church a few minutes after the crime. They burst panting into the parish house, closely pursued by a group of roused-up Arabs, and they laid the knives, with clean blades, on Father Amador 's desk. Both were exhausted from the barbarous work of death, and their clothes and arms were soaked and their faces smeared with sweat and still living blood,

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