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