Gabriel García Márquez Writing Styles in Chronicle of a Death Foretold

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Point of View

This story is told from the point of view of a first person narrator. The narrator never tells the reader his name but does explain his relationship to the other characters in the novel. The reader is left to infer, through various interactions with other characters in the novel, that the narrator is male.

Because of the narrator’s interview style writing and the fact that he is relying on his memory and the memory of others to fill in the gaps of the story, he does not seem like a reliable narrator.

Setting

This novel is set in a small town in Colombia, South America. The story takes place on a cold February morning; it flips between the present and the past memories of that fateful day when Santiago Nasar was murdered. In some senses, the story is also set in the memories of...

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