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Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Chronicle of a Death Foretold In the novel, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, it is not only about one person’s evil but a collective and collaborative effort to evidently lead to a horrible catastrophe. Santiago Nasar, the main character, is going to be killed and has no idea. However, the rest of the town knows. Characters such as his maid Victoria Guzman, the priest Father Carmen Armador, the milk shop owner Clotilda Armenta, and Colonel Lazaro Aponte did not have the courtesy to inform Santiago of his foretold death. Throughout the novel Santiago, a wealthy guy from town is going to be murdered for supposedly sleeping with Angela Vicario before she was married. On her wedding night her new husband, Bayardo, finds out that she is not a virgin and returns her the next morning. Her two twin brothers, Pedro and Pablo Vicario, are enraged by this and demand their sister to confess to them who was the man who slept with her. Hesitantly Angela replies, Santiago Nasar. Immediately after her confession the two brother’s want to avenge their sister’s honor, by killing Santiago. Even though the twins wanted to ultimately destroy Santiago, the murder was not completely their fault. The boys purposely announced to basically everyone they saw in sight their intentions to kill Santiago, while carrying two knives. Inevitably, the boys really wanted to be stopped and did not think they would be able to get away with such a crime. Clothilda Armenta, the proprietress of the milk shop where the Vicarios wait to kill Sanitago. She is an insightful woman, and can tell that the twins are tired and is killing Santiago only out of obligation. Although she does warn her husband, Don Rogelio de la Flor, but he responds by saying she is being silly that the two boys are bluffing and are too drunk from the wedding. Later on after the boys are asked to leave by the Colonel they return. Instead of Clothilda telling someone that the boys had returned b...

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