Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2014-03-06
Chronicle of a Death Foretold is a compelling, moving story exploring injustice and mob hysteria by the Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. 'On the day they were going to kill him, Santiago Nasar got up at five-thirty in the morning to wait for the boat the bishop was coming on' Santiago Nasar is brutally murdered in a small town by two brothers. All the townspeople knew it was going to happen - including the victim. But nobody did anything to prevent the killing. Twenty seven years later, a man arrives in town to try and piece together the truth from the contradictory testimonies of the townsfolk. To at last understand what happened to Santiago, and why. . . 'A masterpiece' Evening Standard 'A work of high explosiveness - the proper stuff of Nobel prizes. An exceptional novel' The Times 'Brilliant writer, brilliant book' Guardian
Author: Bright Summaries
Release Date: 2018-03-29
Genre: Study Aids
Unlock the more straightforward side of Chronicle of a Death Foretold with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez, an intriguing blend of genres in which the main character’s death is announced on the first page. The novella’s narrator attempts to reconstruct the events of that tragic day and find out why, even though everybody in the town knew about the impending murder, nobody intervened to stop it. The story’s apparent simplicity belies its thematic depth, as it raises profound questions about honour and the lengths people are prepared to go to in order to defend it, the legacy of Spanish colonialism in Colombia, and the nature of truth. Gabriel García Márquez was one of the best-known and most-loved Latin American writers of the 20th century, with a career spanning over 50 years. He wrote a series of influential novels, including One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera and The General in His Labyrinth, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. Find out everything you need to know about Chronicle of a Death Foretold in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
Author: Frederic P Miller
Release Date: 2011-01-14
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Chronicle of a Death Foretold is a novella by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, published in 1981. It tells, in the form of a pseudo-journalistic reconstruction, the story of the murder of Santiago Nasar by the two Vicario brothers. One of the interesting questions in this book is in regards to who actually took Angela Vicario's virginity. The narrator is unsure why she named Santiago Nasar as the one who committed the crime, although gossip suggests that she did it to protect the man whom she loved. The crime against Santiago was not only done to him by the Vicario brothers, but also by all those in his community who failed to take it upon themselves to stop the crime. This tragedy shows that even in a community that revels in the coming of their bishop, there can still be wrongdoing. It's also possible to read the book as a Kafkaesque love and crime story: the beginning of the book is itself a variation of the start of The Trial and The Metamorphosis, both by Franz Kafka.
A Study Guide for Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Author: Novel Units, Inc. Staff
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Presents a teacher's study guide for the novel for grades nine through twelve and includes story summary, vocabulary and comprehension exercises, critical thinking challenges, literary analysis, assessments, graphic organizers, and writing ideas.