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Garcia Marquezs Chronicle of a Death Foretold tells of the pretold death of a man Santiago Nasar The death of Santiago Nasar is revealed immediately in the opening lines of the novel Its reasons and details are divulged gradually throughout the entirety of the plot Nasar is killed in the story because he is considered to be the one to blame for the premarital devirginization of one Angela Vicario and so in defense of her honor he must be killed Although his death is the main event for the reader it is not so for most of the other characters described within the story Rather it is the issue of the loss of virginity and a womans honor which is the basis for most peoples concern The real tragedy of this novel can be said to be the murdering of this man Santiago Nasar not by the actual murderers but by his own town He was killed in by and along with a town The town in which the story takes place is a small Latin town in which everyone knows everyone It is a town where morality tradition and religion have great importance or at least on the surface It is a town in which traditional customs live on in many forms the most applicable of which is that of a virgins purity and importance until marriage In the novel Angela Vicario is wed to Bayardo San Roman a newcomer in the town in search for a bride After their marriage Angela is returned to her mothers home and said to have not been a virgin at the time of their marriage The people of this Caribbean town become consumed by their interest and disgust for this breech of morality that they fail to see the value and importance of one mans life Angela Vicarios brothers Pedro and Pablo Vicario enraged by this tragedy set out to regain their sisters honor by killing the
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