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Chronicle of a Death Foretold Colombia: -violent society -large class disparity -Racial Conflicts -Politically Unstable Civil Wars

-Religion is important influence of catholic Doctrine on the community s behavior (Importance of virginity and marriage) -Pre-Columbian History indigenous societies taken over by society working of gold is important -Narcotic/alcoholic substances the twins have to have alcohol to do their deeds -Honour Killing

Epigraph quote in front of a book

Chapter 1 Questions on chapter 1 -importance of the weather?? --why did everyone knew that Nasar was killed but himself? irony -who the narrator is? narrative is subjective and therefore fallible (laps in time, came back to village 27 years later, relying on other people, subjectivity of other people, narrator is connected to victim and within the community so that he might be bias unreliable narrator no one has the monopoly of truth invites the readers to piece together the truth - chronicle but not in chronological order? not a linear narrative in any way why did he play with timeslot?

or that the twins have a right of carrying out the killing Announcing the death in opening sentence -the only thing certain was that he was killed -arouse the reader -a piece of the puzzle -allusion to destiny death was written -how people can prevent it but didn t do so -not conscious of power of fate? -Marquez a magical realist? line between reality and supernatural very blurred Chronicle numerous flashbacks and forwards in time -determinist -very realistic -time doesn t exist? time is something we impose on events ( reference to time in novel) Trying to put the broken mirror of memory back together from so many shards ? -broken mirror seven years bad luck connection with luck. chance Cultural Values of Community returned when not a virgin .-idea of coincidences and fate ? made sure that his murder was inevitable he was last to know this as well destined? Shows the power of fate people thought Nasar was armed and aware of situation.

-double standards of female and male -religion on society strength of Roman Catholic beliefs -women objectified returned like a damaged good -importance of code of honour in how town thinks needs to have honour -novella a critic of latin American machismo .