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Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Gabriel García Márquez

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full title ·  Chronicle of a Death Foretold

author · Gabriel García Márquez

type of work · Novel

genre · Fiction

language · originally written in Spanish; translated into English

time and place written: · Colombia, 1981.

date of first publication · Bogota, Colombia, 1981

publisher · Editorial La Oveja Negra Ltda., Bogota

narrator · Unnamed

climax · The killing of Santiago Nasar

protagonist · Santiago Nasar

antagonist · Angela Vicario

setting (time) · 1950s

setting (place) · A small Colombian coastal town

point of view · First person

falling action · In this book, because many different views of the death are shown before the death itself, the falling action precedes the climax of the death at the end of the novel.

tense · Past tense

tone · Surreal and repetitive; journalistic and investigative

themes · Ritual, powerlessness of women, importance of cultural traditions like honor

motifs · Magic realism

symbols · Dreams; the weather

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by smcgehee, July 06, 2014

"In the 1920s and 1930s, the Latin-American novel did little besides realistically portray of regional or national life and customs."

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"In the 1920s and 1930s, the Latin-American novel did little besides realistically portray regional or national life and customs."

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by smcgehee, July 06, 2014

"the novel tells the story OF A THE narrator's return to the Colombian town to resolve the details of a murder twenty years after it had taken place."
Should Read:
"the novel tells the story OF THE narrator's return to the Colombian town to resolve the details of a murder twenty years after it had taken place."

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