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The role of religion in Chronicle of a Death Foretold
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The role of religion in Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez plays an integral part in the main event of the novel. The society featured in this novel has close ties to the Catholic religion. An important part of the Catholic religion is the belief that a woman's virginity should be kept preserved until she is married. The significance of the church is greatly stressed in the novel, as it is an important part of many Latin American communities. This is shown in the excessive preparations they made for the bishop's visit to the town. It was ironic how they thought the bishop was going to get off the boat this year, when he didn't even get off his boat the previous years. The obvious demonstration of strong Catholicism would be when Angela Vicario's secret that she wasn't a virgin when she was married was discovered, the Vicario brothers actually decided they were going to kill a man. Their decision to kill Santiago Nasar, who allegedly took Angela Vicario's virginity, arrived generally from societal pressures because that was what was expected of them.
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