full title Chronicle of a Death Foretold
author Gabriel García Márquez
type of work Novel
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
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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