Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez

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Who is the narrator of the novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold?

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Chronicle of a Death Foretold is a 1981 novella written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It tells the story of the murder of Santiago Nasar by the Vicario brothers from an omniscient point-of-view.

The story is narrated by an unnamed friend of Santiago Nasar, and most of the narrative is focussed on Santiago. The narrator has returned to his hometown decades after the murder of his friend. Although the narrator did...

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The narrator is the author. He is a close friend of Nasar and in this he retells the events that led to Nasar's death. In the end it is not told if Nasar was the killer, but he provides detail of every little thing and while he believes Nasar is not the one at fault, the details that slowly unravel the tale lead to a very interesting book and story. In the end, we understand how no one did anything to save his life, yet others feel the guilt of Nasar all around the town and it cannot be washed away no matter how hard anyone scrubs. 

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