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Chronicle Of A Death Foretold By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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The author Gabriel Garcia Marquez wrote Chronicle of a Death Foretold that involves magical realism and most importantly a murder which the book mainly revolves around. Which is based on a true murder that happened in columbia. (Courtney Green). For the main points that are to be brought out of this is the interesting background on Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and what influenced him to write this book about magical realism and a murder, then to mention what happened in his culture that influenced him into writing this book and the connection of his culture that it brings it into the book itself.
The book Summary of Chronicle of a Death Foretold starts out with the narrator telling the reader about Santiago Narsar’s who is the the main character of the story. Santiago lived with his mother, Placida Linero; their cook, Victoria Guzman; and her daughter, Divina Flor. Santiago’s father has died three years earlier. So the household was left to Santiago to look after and keep in good hands. One morning Santiago was on his way to meet the bishop that was arriving to the peir by boat to bless the marriage of Angela Vicario and Bayardo San Roman. But what bayardo does not know is that his wife to be is not a virgin and she does not plan on telling him that. After a while though she feels guilty about it and ends up telling him and he leaves her for it and her mother is not happy about it either once she finds out about it as well. Then once her twin brothers find out that their sister Angela is not a virgin they ask her who took it from her and she does not tell them at first who did it but finally gives in once they threaten her so she tells them Santiago Narsar’s took her virginity so they set out to murder him. The town people warn him about his murder thats going to happen because the twin brothers announced it out loud and people over heard them. But Santiago did not believe them and headed back to his place. In the end of all of this madness the twin brothers retrace Santiago’s steps and find where he is at and end up murdering him while he was returning back to his home. And kill him right in front of his mothers house in the door way.
Now to move on from the summary and into the author's Biography. Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a man with a troubled childhood greateducation and later becomes an author. a great combination to make one unique individual. He was born in Aracataca Colombia in 1928 (Chronicles of a Death Foretold). Gabriel was the first of 16 children (Harold). It was said that he suffered from weak lungs and was frightened easily (Harold). Their for he was left to be raised by his grandparents shortly after his birth they say “he's the son of the worst kind of mother she had deserted him” (Chronicle of a Death Foretold). and for his sickness is the reason he lived with his grandparents. their for Gabriel didn't feel a certain motherly love towards his mom but although he thought love could be taught he had eventually forgiven her for...

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