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Cutural Aspect of Chronicle of a Death Foretold

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Mariana Galindo

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Transcript of Cutural Aspect of Chronicle of a Death Foretold

General Culture Religion •Honor was important for both men and women.
•Men showed their honor through domination of women, courage, authority, and assertiveness.
•Men of upper and middle class were expected to protect the women of their family.
•If the honor of a female relative was in danger, it was the man’s duty to do something about it.
•A woman who had a sexual relationship before or outside of marriage was considered a disgrace. Connection Cultural Context Mariana Galindo, Maritza Covarrubias, Suzi Bolte, Taylor Solger Machismo •Angela’s mother hits her when Bayardo San Roman brings her back. pg 46
•Angela confesses that Santiago Nasar stole her honor. pg 47
•The Vicario brothers can’t back down from finding their sister’s honor. pg 61
•People in the town act like they don’t know what is going on. pg 69-70
•The Vicario brothers finally fulfill their responsibility. pg 117
•The Vicario brothers do not regret killing Santiago Nasar. pg 83 Honor Conclusion In conclusion, "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" is a cultural commentary of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, challenging the views and ways his country had. Connection Connection Ibrahim Nasar affair with the Victoria Guzman, pg 9
Santiago Nasar trying to "tamed" Divina Flor, pg 9
Flora Miguel being "preserved like a Rose", pg 111
Bayardo San Roman's right to return his bride, pg 46
The Vicario Brothers raised to be "men", pg 31
The Vicario Sisters "reared to get married", pg 31
Purisima Del Carmen= all about her husband, pg 31
The Vicario brothers being the head of the house, their father was sick.
The Vicario brothers killing Santiago because it was their duty. pg 230 Connection Social System:

• The Spanish were prestigious, wealthy and powerful; a hierarchy

o They follow European lifestyles and the teaching of the Catholic Church.

• Children live with their parents until their married
o Catholic marriages; the ideal and as the legal;, social, and sexual basis of the family
o Marriage showed social status and Colombians see it as the path to social mobility
o Arranged marriages were common
•Men are superior over women
• 20th century literature focused on realistic social commentary in the form of regional novels.
•In the 1960s Gabriel Garcia Marquez led a new literary age Connections Santiago and Angela's arranged marriages
Santiago, Flora, and Angela living with their parents.
Angela being encouraged to married Bayardo because of his wealth.
The supremacy of male: the Vicario brothers, Ibrahim Nasar.
Machismo brought to Columbia by the Spaniards. Marriage

• A divorce law was not passed until the mid-70’s and was debated over up into the late 80’s – after the time line of the book
• Upper and middle class families wanted big church weddings to show off their social class.
• Lower classes had mixed feelings about formal weddings thinking that it was either a heavy economic burden or it was the best choice legally and socially. Influence in Society

• Women attended mass more than men because their church attendance was a way to attest to a woman’s virtue.
• In the 1960’s bishops were working on social reform.
• Catholic Church ran orphanages and gave to the poor.
• Priests had high positions in society and were looked up to for leadership.
• The Catholic Church ran the education system in Colombia. • Angela and Bayardo San Roman’s marriage – pg.38,

• Why the priest was in charge of the autopsy –

• Why the towns people were so excited about the bishop’s arrival – pg. 38 - 39

• Angela’s virtue – pg. 38 Men were the Dominant Figures in both personal and public life.
The men were the head of the household, who earned the money, made decisions regarding any matter.
Men were willing to do anything to protect their manly image; lying, fighting, and killing.
The man’s ability was to completely dominate his wife and children.
He could have sexual relations with any woman, no questions asked.
Machismo placed an abundant value on the female’s virtue.
Women’s only duty was to take care of the housekeeping and child-rearing.
Marianismo, refer to the woman possessing all the feminine virtues of the Virgin Mary; purity, moral strength and passivity. Work Cited Márquez, Gabriel Garcia. Chronicle of a Death Foretold. New York: Knopf, 1983. Print
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