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A Chronicle of A Death Foretold written by Gabriel García Márquez and The Non-Exsistent Knight written by Italo Calvino, both published in the late 1900's share a common basis.

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WORLD LITERATURE Daniel Atkins 2nd May 2003 Mr. Siegfried WORD COUNT: 1250 A Chronicle of A Death Foretold written by Gabriel Garc�a M�rquez and The Non-Exsistent Knight written by Italo Calvino, both published in the late 1900's share a common basis. Each novel evolves around a character, who in one way or another affects the lives or daily routines of people. In The Non-Exsistent Knight the main character is called Agiluf. He is a role model to the rest of the army, and is flawless in every way. He was disliked by the soldiers, however a benefit to have him on his side. He had no bodily figure, the only item of clothing that represented him, was his armour. As the novel proceeds he encounters a few minor characters who as one will see, are greatly affected by the presence of Agiluf. A Chronicle of A Death Foretold has a complete change in theme. The main character Santiago Nasar is killed the day after a great wedding, as he is accused of taking the virginity of the bride (Angela Vicario, also a main character), which in that culture is considered a great offence to the family and revenge must be taken. ...read more.


At the end of the book, Agiluf has left and Raimbaud has taken over the armour, and Bradamente falls for him not knowing that Agiluf wasn't inside. Through Agiluf's resistance to love, it has sparked a deep, emotional relationship between her and her admirer, Raimbaud, which took a long time for her to realise. The last person he positively influences, is himself. At the end of the book Agiluf releases his armour to Raimbaud. He does this because he realises that he has reached an internal satisfaction, and believes that his honour which sustains him has been lost. The only person that could convince him that he was perfect was himself. Through this feeling, he passes on his armour to the next person striving to perfectionism. He influences himself by allowing other people to succeed and overcome obstacles. In A Chronicle of A Death Foretold, the major characters aren't he only ones that affect others. This could be one of the only great exceptions in that all the characters affect one person, Santiago Nasar. Angela Vicario, the dishonoured bride determines the fate of her counter character, Santiago Nasar. After the wedding, Bayardo San Roman (the groom) ...read more.


Yamil Shaium was one of the few able to warn someone. He warned Cristo Bedoya (Santiago's best friend) who was then influenced to start scampering around in search of his friend. In conclusion, it can be stated that certain authors decide whether or not he or she requests that certain characters consciencely or sub-consciencely influence other characters. As one has noticed, the first novel researched in to was focused around one character influencing others. In the next novel, all the characters had influenced one certain character, however not in terms of improvement or a certain internal satisfaction, although quite the opposite. They all influenced the murder of his death. Because all the characters weren't successful in stopping the murder they were just as guilty as the killers themselves. To influence someone, is to make a life changing improvement or disaster, which is then carried out for quite a while. Through Agiluf's non-existence he was able to provide an indirect influence, by merely being himself. In the other novel it was fate that all the citizens were not able to find one person, which then influenced the death of the protagonist. It always seems to be the case that the most inconspicuous characters influence the main ones. 1 The Non-Exsistent Knight, Italo Calvino, pg 317 2 " , ", pg 330 2 2 ...read more.

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