Chronicle of a Death Foretold

             The novel “Chronicle Of A Death Foretold” written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was originally written in Spanish. The novel talks about a murder of the man Santiago Nasar, who was killed by the Vicario brothers, who tried to pay him back for damaging their family’s honor by taking their sitser’s, called Angela Vicario, virginity. In the next paragraphs question #3 will be discussed as a response to the criticism that the characters appearing in this novel are not clearly discribed and create a distraction than rather to help the progress of the story.
             Gabriel Garcia Marquez is an author known for the use of magic realism in his works. Also “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” includes many examples of Magic Realism. It is this tool, which Marquez uses to decorate normal scenarios, from a day-to-day life into unreal but fantastic worlds. The criticism of the novel explains that Marquez “is unable to populate it with characters who are realistic and lasting in the memory”. It says that the novel lacks of real characters and that Marquez focuses more on describing the “setting and the mood” instead of going into more detail with the character’s image.
             The next paragraphs are a response to this criticism, which arguments certainly miss the main point of the novel “Chronicle of a Death Foretold”, by focusing too much on the aspect of the characters in the novel but not keeping in mind the many other, more important, aspects which contribute to this great novel filled with foreshadowing, social criticism, satire, and allusions.
             In the novel “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” Gabriel Garcia Marquez uses a unique style of story-telling, which is known as “magic realism”. He creates an imaginary world that is so similar to our everyday life, and yet it is so different from it. Certainly, this novel wouldn’t be the same if this magic realism was missing. The criticism is co...

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