Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez

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Regarding Chronicles of a Death Foretold, what is the critical comment listed below based on? A critic states that, "It was not chance but malice that prevented Santiago Nasar from being warned in his...

Regarding Chronicles of a Death Foretold, what is the critical comment listed below based on?

A critic states that, "It was not chance but malice that prevented Santiago Nasar from being warned in his house.": What is this statement based on?  Also, according to the critic: "Fatalidad is a refusal to see socio-political causes (ethnic prejudice, dogmatic religion, extreme materialism, sexual harassment, class antagonism) behind what seems to be chance or coincidence."

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The story that unfolds in Chapter 1 of Chronicles of a Death Foretold, is wrapped in the irony of Santiago Nasar going to meet the Bishop at the pier. In another layer of irony, which doubles as foreshadowing , the Bishop does not disembark from the boat as Santiago stands, expectantly waiting, on the pier. This is both irony and foreshadowing because the Bishop's passing by can be metaphorically understood as the withholding of blessing. The reason for Santigo's death, which may be interpreted as a withheld blessing, involves the twins' sister Angela who is returned to her father after her wedding...

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