Essays on Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Chronicle Of A Death Foretold: Patriarchal Determinism

García Márquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981) is a subtle criticism of patriarchalism. The novella’s representation of gender relations closely reflects Latin American patriarchal history, underlying the socioeconomic and familial structure (Ortega, 2014). Patriarchy is a hierarchical, inherently misogynist system which legitimises male domination of women, sexual objectification and discrimination (Schoberth, 2011). In this...

Gender Roles In Chronicle Of A Death Foretold

In Marquez’s novella “Chronicle of a Death Foretold”, the various roles that men and women play in this 1950s Colombian society are prominently depicted by the various characters present. In the novella, it is seen that men were expected to be ‘macho men’-and protect the family dignity and honour and take care of the family-...
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