Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez

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In Chronicle of a Death Foretold," how are Santiago Nasar and Christ similar?  

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Some important attributes make Santiago a credible Christ figure. First, he is innocent of the "crime" for which he has been accused. In fact, the story hints that he was not the man who deflowered Angela Vicario. In a bid to spare herself recriminations from her strict community, Angela had desperately seized upon Santiago's name.

She only took the time necessary to say the name. She looked for it in the shadows, she found it at first sight among the many, many easily confused names from this world and the other, and she nailed it to the wall with her well-aimed dart, like a butterfly with no...

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Also, Santiago had seven fatal wounds. This alludes to seven deadly sins. When Santiago dies in the kitchen, it resembles the eating of the body of Christ in mass. Just as there were three men on a cross, there were three involved in Santiago's murder.

When Santiago died, he died for the sake of the Vicario reputation. He died for his belief in the importance of a woman's purity. In this way, he sacrificed himself for the "greater good" by dying for others' sins.

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If you look at the way that they both died, it was similar. Santiago was killed against a wooden door, like Christ died on a wooden cross. When they pierced Santiago's side, the knife was clean, showing purity in Santiago. Santiago was killed in white clothing also showing purity. The townspeople were unwilling to really step in and save Santiago, then they felf bad afterwords and that is like when the Jews cursed Christ when he died and they felt horrible afterwards. Then when Santiago was walking around he held his intestines, having God like strength because no one can walk around smiling, holding their intestines.

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