Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez

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(Novels for Students)

  • Pedro Vicario suffers from a medical condition he acquired while in the military. What is the condition? Research its causes, symptoms, and treatments. Assume the role of a medical practitioner and create a presentation to inform your colleagues about the illness.
  • In Chronicle of a Death Foretold, the narrator tells the story from a first-person omniscient point of view. Study the various literary points of view and explain why this is an unusual technique.
  • Literary critics often credit García Márquez with reviving Latin American literature. Why is this? Research the changes in Latin American literature from the 1920s through the 1980s and make reference to Márquez's contributions.
  • Critics have called García Márquez a master of the literary genre magical realism . What is magical realism? Where and how did it originate? Compare and contrast this Latin American genre with other genres or...

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