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In both The House of Bernarda Alba and Chronicle of a Death Foretold the double standards of society are clearly illustrated through sex marriage and everyday life These aspects of society both in the physical form and the very concepts expose the double standards of people It is not only the males that contribute keeping these double standards but almost all individuals within the society Throughout both novels sex shows the double standards of society Males use their sexuality as power and with it they show who is boss In Chronicle of a Death Foretold DF Santiago Nasar enforces his own power within the house by maintaining a sexual dominance over the females He grabbed my whole pussyIt was what he always did when he caught me alone in some corner of the house14 He grabs Divina and feels dominant which he displays by being sexually aggressive toward her His grabbing her demonstrates his mind-set He sees this girl as an object to play with He can do what he desires with her because she is a weak female and by exercising this power he maintains his authority He does this a lot and sustains his place of power what he always did when he caught me alone Women on the other hand are not allowed to be powerful in this way without being stigmatized as prostitutes such as the mulatto girls in DF Males have much more sexual freedom than women Years ago another of these prostitutes arrived and I myself gave money to my oldest son so he could go 241 Poncia a maid in Bernardas house has double standards She says that Adela one of Bernardas daughters should have known her place meaning she feels that women have a place in society she should have not led him on in which they have to control themselves yet condoning the behavior of men renouncing it as A man is a man477 Yet
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