Monday, March 4, 2019
Motivation Behind the Murder of Santiago NasarÃ¢â¬â¢s Murder and Exploration of the Themes of Cultural Conventions and WomenÃ¢â¬â¢s Societal Roles
This passage from Gabriel Garcia Marquezs, Chronicles of a expiry Foretold, occurs at the end of chapter dickens shortly after Angela Vicario is returned back to her family in disgrace after her lop discovers that she had premarital sex with an opposite(a) man. In this extract Angela Vicario is beaten brutally albeit silently at the hand of her mother for shaming the family detect before her collimate brothers force her to give up the hang of the man whom she missed her virginity to, in which she names an impartial man, capital of Chile Nasar.inside this passage, the importance of honor is perspicuous when the lost virginity of Angela leads to the disgrace of both her groom and her family as well as leading to the oddment of an innocent man in Santiago Nasar by consequence. It is similarly within this passage that readers find reveal the penury shag the murder of Santiago Nasar, which is discovered to be an unfortunate coincidence, which along with the other coinciden ces in the rest of the novel convey the idea that Santiago stopping point was indeed a death foretold.This passage is significant because it reveals two fundamental themes in the the problems with asidedated conventions of a familiarity, and the idea of fate- as well as revealing angiotensin-converting enzyme of the most crucial aspect of the novel, the penury butt the murder of Santiago Nasar. In this novella, Marquez attempts to express the conventions of a southeastern American high rescript. From this passage alone, it is clear how important the purity of a char and honor is for a family.Bayardo San Roman returns Angela on the alike(p) night of their wedding because he discovers that she lost her virginity to another man before their marriage. The humiliation of having a married woman whose virginity was taken away from her by another man is cast upon San Roman because of the customs of the society which forces him to return her despite his love for her. Marquez un veils the customs of the society in stakes such as San Romans refusal of an impure Angela in identify to subtly criticize them.San Roman breaks his marriage to a woman who he loves because of the fact that in their society it is shameful to not be the one who takes the virginity away from the wife. This is done again within the passage, when the twins disquietude with rage (Marquez 47) force Angela to tell them who it was (Marquez 47) who took her virginity so that they may avenge her lost of honor. This forces her to them Santiago Nasars name, who is most likely innocent, in order to encourage the identity of the true perpetrator.Through this sequence, these time-honored conventions of the society ar shown in one case again to be poor, when an innocent man, Nasar, must be sacrificed in order to redeem the honor of a family. Along with the theme of conventions of society, Marquez integrates the theme of women in this society to further criticize the outdated customs that ar p resent. Pura, the mother, upon receiving her miss back in disgrace, beats her with such rage that Angela that she was going to land her (Marquez 46).In this violent beating, the painful emotions within Pura are seen her daughter has raze her honor. Pura represents the model woman in this society, one who devoted herself with such eye of sacrifice to the care of her husband and the rearing of her children that at times one forgot she still existed (Marquez 31). She, herself, has lived a life of suffering because of the societal conventions of women types, and she raised her daughters with the same demeanor. Through the return of her daughter, her reputation has been tarnished and she feels as though she has failed.The manner in which she beats Angela with such stealth that her husband didnt find out whatsoeverthing until dawn (Marquez 46) reinforces this idea of her life as sacrificing for her husband that in plain moments of anguish she allows her husband to have his rest whi le she deals with the problems. From the perspective of Angela, she defies the conventions of society and has premarital sex and does not deceive her husband into believing that she is a virgin. She faces the consequences when she is returned but at the end of it feels as if the drowsiness of death had ultimately been bring up (Marquez 47).She is relieved that she does not have to live life any longer in fear of someone finding out that she is no longer a virgin. This passage, the characterization development of Angela can be seen as becoming more independent and stronger as the weight of the her lost virginity is lifted off her shoulders. Nevertheless, the customs of treating disgraced women in this society are shown and the disgusting consequence of lost family honor is demonstrated through the outdated conventions of the South American society. In addition to expression of cultural conventions, this passage also sustains the idea of a death foretold.In the novella there are ma ny circumstantial coincidences that all ultimately lead to the murder of Santiago Nasar, such as the Mayor checking his game of Dominoes which delay him from stop the twins from murdering Nasar, Cristo Bedoya having to help a sick man when trying to reprove Nasar and Placida Linero, Nasars mother, shutting the door to the house believing Nasar was inside which prevented Nasar from escaping the assault of the twins. The naming of Nasar as the man who took Angelas virginity is no different. From the passage, it is clear that Nasar is innocent and that it was misfortune that his name was given.When demanded for the name of her perpetrator, Angela looked for it in the shadows (Marquez 47) and found it at initiative sight among the many, many easily confused names from this world and the other (Marquez 47). The many, many names represent the possible men that came across Angelas mind before she gave her practise, the fact that they are easily confused in the mind of Angela suggest t hat it she did indeed give a false answer to protect that man who took her virginity as she would not have forgotten the name of that man.The narration describes the naming of Nasar out of all the potential names by Angela as her nailing it to the wall with her well-aimed dart, like a butterfly with no testament whose sentence has always been written (Marquez 47). The comparison of Santiagos situation after being named as the one who dishonored Angela and the situation of a butterfly pinned by a dart to a wall with no give is Marquezs way of explaining that from that moment Nasar was as good as dead. Like a butterfly pinned to a wall, Nasars fate has been pinned by the naming from Angela, he cannot escape the vengeance of the Vicario brother.Moreover, in this naming of Nasar, the motivation behind his murder is finally revealed. A false claim has that was coerce to be given led to the death of an innocent man. Not whole is this significant to the plot, as it reveals why Nasar wa s murdered even though he himself did not know upon his death, but it helps to magnify some of the themes in the novella. Themes such as honor and outdate conventions are strengthened by learning the motive behind the murder of Santiago Nasar. The importance of honor and the conventions of the culture are evident when the Vicario brothers learn that it was Nasar who dishonored their sister.They are forced to murder Nasar against their will for redemption while the rest of the society condones this and even encourages it because its is what is expected in the culture. This extract which is taken from the end of the second chapter in Gabriel Garcia Marquezs, Chroncles of a Death Foretold, is significant because it reveals the motivation behind the murder of Santiago Nasar, an innocent man, and expresses the originators thoughts of fate and outdated customs of the South American society.Within this passage, Angela names Santiago Nasars as the man who took away her virginity for an ex traterrestrial reason, which alongside with many other coincidences crystallize the idea that it was a death foretold and that it could not have been stopped. Along with this theme of fate, the subprogram of women in this society can be seen through both Angela who represents one who defies the conventional role of women and Pura who epitomizes the role of women.Angelas defiance of the conventional womans role leads to her being returned back by her groom in disgrace, not precisely is she shamed but the family name has been stained. Marquezs use of magical world to portray Angelas thoughts before naming Nasar and the use of the butterfly metaphor at the end of the passage infer the extremities that must be carried out in the society for a family to regain their honor. Word Count 1492 engage Cited Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Chronicles of a Death Foretold. Trans. Gregory Rabassa. New York KNOPF, 1982.