Why does the woman, Angela Vicario, determine the fate of Santiago Nasar, Bayardo San Raman, and her twin in a town where men supposedly rule over women?
Honor is the dominant theme of Garcia’ Marquez novella, and the town’s residents are committed to avenging a stain on any individual’s honor. The question of male control remains debatable, as numerous women play active roles in the string of incidents that lead to Santiago’s death. In the local way of thinking, an insult to one person is an insult to the community. Although Bayardo was not local, he was wealthy and his marriage to Angela would have elevated her status. On the evening after their wedding, however, he...
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