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Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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Nov 13, 2011

really liked it

"Chronicles of a Death Foretold" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a brilliant piece of work by the author. A story about love and honor that included a murder, a wealthy foreigner looking for love, the virgin bride and many more aspect and peculiar circumstances that make this a brilliant novel. The bride's brothers, twin, Pedro and Pablo Vicario take upon themselves to make amendments to the honor of the family after their sister is sent back to the family by her husband, Bayardo San Roman, who discovers that his bride, Angela Vicario, is not a virgin. During an interview Gabriel Garcia Marquez himself makes the assertion that this particular novel was "written in a very different way".
Marquez's style is still there, easy to capture by the reader. The humor whether it be dark or in its normal form, it is always almost there.
"They are perfect; she was frequently heard to say. "Any man will by happy with them because they have been raised to suffer" This quote illustrates the framed state of mind that was prominent during those times and specially at locations that were not totally incorporated into the "new world" way of life. This quote also serves me as a guide to use in my own writing, as I perceive that Marquez was making a connection to the new world by explaining the ancient way of life and and thinking of the culture within the novel itself.

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