Chronicle of a Death Foretold

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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 everyo Continue...


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Even after he finds out he takes his time getting back over to the milk shop and is much more concerned about his game of dominoes. Clot Hilda's shop was also right across the street from Santiago's house. She is an insightful woman, and can tell that the twins are tired and is killing Santiago only out of obligation. She also had an affair with Ibrahim Nasar when she was a teenager. That ultimately leads to Santiago's death because as soon as she locked the door Santiago was running up to the door to get into his house before the Vicario brothers got to him. She convinces her daughter not to trust or like Santiago. Later on after the boys are asked to leave by the Colonel they return. The Colonel is a lazy man who fails to take care of matters at hand. Clothilda Armenta, the proprietress of the milk shop where the Vicarios wait to kill Sanitago. ne they saw in sight their intentions to kill Santiago, while carrying two knives. The boys had returned to the milk shop and the Colonel is informed again that the boys had returned. Inevitably, the boys really wanted to be stopped and did not think they would be able to get away with such a crime. The first time he is informed of the boy's plan he takes his time saying that he had broken up quite a few fights last night that he figures that it is not anything important. Both mother and daughter could have stopped the murder if they did not have such hatred towards Santiago. At the end Divina knowing full well that Santiago is going to be murdered lies to his mother, Placida Linero, that she can lock the doors because she was sure that she saw Santiago go upstairs to bed.

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