Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is suggested by the recurring crowing of roosters, and the bishop's love of cocks' comb soup?
2. The stray bullet that causes so much destruction in the neighbors' houses in Santiago's youth teaches him to be careful with a gun. What irony might this symbolize?
3. What is significant about the fact that the bishop is visiting to bless the town on the day Santiago Nasar is to be murdered?
4. Describe Santiago Nasar.
5. What contrasting characteristics does Santiago have?
6. What ironies occur on the morning of Santiago's death?
7. Explain the reason for the murder plot.
8. How does the author create a sense of inevitability for Santiago's death?
9. What birth images or references appear in the chapter to contrast Santiago's death?
10. How are the twins persuaded to put off the murder until after the bishop's visit?
11. What is suggested by the phrase, "My sister felt the angel pass by?"
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