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Gabriel Garcia Marquezs Chronicle of a Death Foretold is a moderately small book yet it is open to numerous interpretations as to the books overall purpose The story is told by the events remembered by the townspeople and the narrator The passage from the novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold clearly states the major theme used is mystery and suspense Gabriel Garcia Marquezs does a good job on laying out the series of events next to each other which makes it easier to understand that it is a realistic story Gabriel Garcia Marquez uses several imageries and specific details to show that a crime has happened The imagery she uses is the different types of trees the tinfoil airplane bird shit and many more The structure Gabriel Garcia Marquez used is different she is going back and forth from the day he was killed to his mothers story and back to the day he was killed In the beginning of the passage the author exposes the protagonist name Santiago Nasar and the fact that the protagonist has been murdered Foretelling the murder helps build the suspense of the story The mystery in the novel Chronicle of a Dead Foretold starts with the death of Santiago Nasar Placida Linero the mother of Santiago Nasar says He was always dreaming about trees Since the place where Santiago got killed is not told this sentence suggests that the place he got killed is in a forest Additionally we learn that Santiago got killed on Monday twenty-seven years ago The way the passage is written is that Santiago has already died and the mother is reporting the details to the narrator and the narrator is telling the story This raises the question has to who is the narrator Even though the victims identity is known the specific details of killing are not and that is where the mystery comes in Also the part where it says but
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