Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez

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What are the examples of irony in Chronicle of a Death Foretold?

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel A Chronicle of a Death Foretold is filled with ironies.  One of first ironies that comes to mind is the fact that Santiago's mother locks her son out of the house, causing his death rather than preventing it.  The central irony of the novella, however,  is the fact that everyone in the town knows that the twins Pedro and Pablo are planning to kill...

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Another example to follow Along with the answer before mine would be in Catholic Reliogion it is forbidden to do anything with the deceased. However, Father Armador (priest) is told he is having to do an Autopsy on Santago's deceased body, and he has to cut it up piece by piece. Taking away the identity of the Rich man. It was quite ironic how his dead cut up poorly sewn body was lying inside of a quite luxurious coffin.  

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