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The book A Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel-Garcia Marquez is about a murder in a small South American Village It is based on an actual murder that took place in 1951 in the town of Sucre Colombia This novel provides a detailed insight to the culture of Latin America as it pertains to many aspects of an individuals life Instances such as religion marriage death and justice and interactions due to the concepts of honor and gender Culture in most respects should be looked at holistically Examining specific ideas and concepts within it become seemingly difficult because they form an intricate web which can be related to other concepts and premises Actions dialog and even the descriptions of objects people and scenes enable readers to formulate a basic outline of the culture exhibited by the society expressed by Marquez The story takes place in a small South American town some time in the mid-nineteenth century While the story makes no direct mention of the year or city many sources indicate it was based on an actual event and dealt with people the author knew directly It is an unconventional recollection of the author to the events prior to during and following the murder of a Santiago Nasar wealthy young local Arab man A native woman of the town Angela Vicario had become the love interest of a flamboyantly rich and young Bayardo San Roman son of famous and renown civil war general In a matter of four months they were married On the first night of their union San Roman learned his new wife was not the blessed virgin he thought he married Angela Vicario was furiously beaten by San Roman and taken back to her home where she was beaten again by her mother until she told them the man who had taken her virginity Only a day later shortly after the rudely brief visit of the Bishop the young Santiago Nasar
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