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Women today are made to feel empowered they can do anything they set their minds to Even though this is true women are still often discriminated against in the workplace at school and even at home Women are usually classified as the weaker sex and are not always treated as equal as men Sexism plays a major role in todays society and in Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Her beauty in conjunction measured a womans worthiness as a wife with her ability to gracefully run all aspects of a household A womans happiness in a marriage is not significant unless she is fortunate enough to marry someone she loves In this Spanish culture unlike Western culture marriage is not based on love In the Colombian town where Victoria Guzman lived women were considered lower than men Men could do anything they wanted and have anything they wanted including the women For Ibrahim Nasar that meant Victoria Guzman She made love to him in secret for several years in the stables of the ranch and he brought her to be a house servant when the affection was over 9-10 Ibrahim Nasar only used Victoria Guzman for the sex When he had gotten tired of her he gave Victoria a Job in his house as the cook As a result of what Ibrahim Nasar had done to her for all those years Victoria had a fierce hatred toward his son Santiago Nasar and took all her anger out on him Nevertheless she had so much repressed rage the morning of the crime that she went on feeding the gods with the insides of the other rabbits just to embitter Santiago Nasars breakfast Victoria Guzman needed almost twenty years to understand that a man accustomed to killing defenseless animals could suddenly express such horror 10 Victoria knew that the Vicario twins were going to kill Santiago but she did not tell him The reason
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