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In Chronicle of a Death Foretold, the narrator tells us that two people were responsible for the death of Santiago Nasar

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Christopher Jurkiewicz 10653063 Section 25 Chronicle of a Death Foretold In Chronicle of a Death Foretold, the narrator tells us that two people were responsible for the death of Santiago Nasar, however the narrator is wrong. Ignorance killed Santiago Nasar. There are three specific townsfolk responsible for the murder; Leandro Pornoy, Divina Flor, and Colonel Lazaro Aponte. Each of these three people had an equal opportunity to stop the murder; however each person's ignorance caused them to fail in their duty as a fellow citizen. It was their duty after they heard of the Vicario brothers' plot to kill Santiago Nasar to do whatever was necessary to stop the murder; however none of them took enough initiative to prevent the murder from happening. I say enough because some things were done to try and prevent the brothers from completing their mission, but these attempts were weak. As the title indicates, the death was foretold, which means to tell of or indicate beforehand. ...read more.

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However, the affair turned into a love/hate relationship when the affection was over. Victoria knew Divina was destined for Santiago, but she did not want to let that happen. "He was just like his father, a shit," (10). This hatred for the men of the Nasar family was passed on to Divina. "She had so much repressed rage the morning of the crime......to embitter Santiago Nasar's breakfast" (10). This personal hatred was the direct cause of Santiago's death. When Santiago came running to his front door with the Vicario brothers in chase, the door was locked. Just minutes before, Santiago's mother was in a frenzy after she heard what was going to happen to Santiago. However, Divina "calmed her down" by telling her that Santiago had gone up to his room just a minute ago. "I locked it because Divina Flor had sworn to me that she'd seen my son come in, and it wasn't true" (98). Divina Flor was too ignorant to put aside her personal issue with Santiago in order to save the man's life. ...read more.

Conclusion

The second time, a dumb game of dominoes was more important than the safety of Santiago Nasar's life. If the brothers were bold enough to go back and get two more knives, they are not joking around when they announce to everyone that they will kill Santiago. Knowing their seriousness, the Colonel still had more important things to do than try and stop the murder, which is why his ignorance is the worst of all. In conclusion, the Chronicle of a Death Foretold's narrator tells us that two people were responsible for the death of Santiago Nasar, which is untrue. The Pure ignorance of three townsfolk killed Santiago Nasar. The three specific townsfolk responsible for the murder, Leandro Pornoy, Divina Flor, and Colonel Lazaro Aponte, failed in their duty as a citizen of the town. Each of these three people had an equal opportunity to stop the murder; however each person's ignorance caused their failures in their characters. This death was foretold, and foretold to an entire town, yet the actions of these three people aided the killers in their mission of murder. ...read more.

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