Machismo In Chronicle Of A Death Foretold

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Through the discussion about machismo I was able to develop a better comprehension of the culture of the book. In this the group debated connections between machismo and Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez. In this it became apparent that machismo had an influence on the actions of the males based on machismo in their culture. I feel that based on how different the culture is now machismo can heavily affect a person's understanding as this allows you to look at the characters decisions through their eyes.
This novel begins as Pablo and Pedro Vicario set out to murder Santiago Nasar for taking their sisters virginity in the name of honor.This sense of honor comes from their need to prove themselves and if they decided to not
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By understanding the pressure that the males endure which is part of their culture you can understand why they feel that they need to follow through with what is expected of them. Especially since this controls even young children and makes them believe they can’t ask questions or show pain. Thus this allows the readers to understand why Pablo and Pedro felt compelled to to follow through with the cultural expectations and the actions of those in their community.
The interactive oral was an influential experience which was able to open my eyes to the culture of people in Latin America during the time frame of Chronicle of a Death Foretold. This allowed me to observe their culture as it is drastically different from what I know as it was many years ago and in a country that is significantly different from ours. With this I was able to comprehend why this is so important to each person because of their culture and the psychological effect on their decision