What does the tree dream at the beginning of "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" signify?
Santiago Nasar had two dreams during the opening of the story as told by the narrator. He tells his mother about the dreams but she is unable to foresee what they truly meant. In the first dream Santiago was moving through a grove of trees where it was drizzling lightly. In that moment he felt happy, however the happiness was short lived because when he woke up he found himself spattered with bird poop. The essence of his dreams and particularly the first one comes out clearly as one goes through the story. In the story, Santiago is butchered by the twin brothers Pablo and Pedro because of the...
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Nasars mother told of a dream that he had where he was "alone in a tinfoil airplane flying through the almond trees without bumping into anything" (5) perhaps signifying him dressed in his attire for special occasions (to see the Bishop) and going through the morning without anyone (the almond trees, signifying the skin tone of the population) telling him that someone was out to murder him.