April 2, 2015
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
“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. He'd dreamed he was going through a grove of timber trees where a gentle drizzle was falling, and for an instant he was happy in his dream." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Chronicle of a Death Foretold. The use of magic realism by dreaming or irony or humoristic was really shown through the novel. Through this essay, I will discuss and reflect by communicating my point of view and feelings, confer the use of magic realism in Chronicle of a Death Foretold, and describe how the use of this literary technique affect the narrative.
Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez death, present genuine aspects of magical realism is about, as also is the focus and foundation of the novel that makes us live and believe in magic realism inside through the novel. It takes place in a small Colombian town but in the same way it could have been anywhere else in the world of real life. Gabriel Garcia Marquez actual points out important facts such as the revolution, in the same manner presents history as a narrative in order to ensure that the matter is fully understood. With the characters of the book gave to look as if made of what was happening was normal or every day. because this foundation based in reality to people, places, conversations had, and an environment acknowledged that Marquez permitted to have the ability to somehow manipulate the reader and display exaggerated situations, Humorous, strange, superstitious , which is known as magical realism.
In the novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the readers can clearly observe the presence of magic realism. According to Ginny Wiehardt, Fiction Writing Expert, in his article Magic Realism was stated, “the term magic realism describes contemporary fiction, usually associated with Latin America, whose narrative blends magical or fantastical elements with reality.
Magic realist writers include Gabriel García Márquez, Alejo Carpentier, and Isabel Allende.” The most characteristic was the way of the narrators to accept the ways and views that appeared to them. The narrators constantly were accepting various events which they would have not accepted so easily in real life. Therefore, they accepted these peculiarities without getting shocked or stunned as if it were something to happen in everyday and everyday life, as if it were nothing special.
A good example of superstition that we can find in the novel is Placida Linero, who is the mother of Santiago Nasar. The quote from the book Chronicles of a Death Foretold, "She had a well-earned reputation as inaccurate interpreter of other people's dream, provided they were told to her before eating, but she hadn't notice any ominous augury in those two dream of her son's" (page 2) reveals the character of Santiago is also represented as an element of magic realism.
The statement, "Nor did Santiago Nasar recognize the omen" (page 2) this statement discloses the faith deposited and putting on superstition must have been some signs or evidence that could prove the harbinger of death or have avoided. Curiously these predictions are easy to predict when it was too late.
In Chronicle of a Death Foretold, we can see that Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the author uses exaggeration much more than the other elements of magical realism in the book. When the narrator says, "The groom received a convertible with his name engraved in Gothic letters under the manufacturer's seal. The bride was given a chest with table settings in pure gold for twenty-four guests. They also brought in a ballet company and two waltz orchestras," (Page 23) you may notice, is a clear exaggeration because this small town could not afford such luxuries and less extravagant gifts.
Also, another clear exaggeration serious when Pedro