What is magic realism in relationship to Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Chronicle of a Death Foretold?

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Magic realism is a form of narrative that treats the supernatural, mythological, and magical no different from its realistic aspects. In Garcia Marquez's fiction, he adds the element of emotions manifesting as real events. For example, it seems that it rains whenever people are sad or mourning, anger literally twists a person's features into something grotesque and turns them into a living ghoul, and so on.

In the "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," there are many such elements to be found. A lot of these have to do with the Vicario twins, who all throughout the book are described as trying to prevent the murder they themselves commit. It's unclear whether it's due to pacifism, not really believing their sister, or just resenting their traditional duty. Magical realism is particularly strong around them. When they murder Santiago Nasar, a blade remains clean and spotless even after being stabbed through a person's body three times. Later, in their holding cell, they can't get rid of their...

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