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Different aspects of the work Chronicles of a Death Foretold (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) had helped me understand the Colombian culture.

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Gates Brandan Gates Mr. Friesen IB English 11 5 October 2013 To what extent were the cultural and contextual elements developed through the interactive oral? My understandings of the cultural and contextual elements have expanded and deepened through the discussions and interactive oral presentations. Different aspects of the work Chronicles of a Death Foretold (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) had helped me understand the Colombian culture. Underneath the mask of the Colombian culture and the town itself, the interactive orals have given me a new perspective of how the culture should be analyzed. ...read more.


The role of men and women were valuable towards my learning of the oral presentations I have understood through the oral presentations that women aren?t so powerless as they seem, and come out as the aggressors. The women are the emotional leaders as they are the ones telling the men what needs to be done. They are supposed to be pure according to biblical references and have a pressure from society but can be deceptive. Instead women have shown to be more emotionally powerful and not as submissive as we first observed. ...read more.


The importance of honour within their society was a crucial discussion topic, which was vital to understanding the murder of Santiago Nasar. The honour that the Vicario brothers were hunting to redeem ruined the town as a whole. Throughout the discussion of the interactive orals, I have established a new comprehension towards honour, that they?re two different kinds, Community Honour and Personal Honour. Community honour represents the honour of the town, and personal honour represents the honour of a citizen inside the town and there must remain a balance between the two. In conclusion the interactive orals have given me a different perspective other then the narrators towards understanding Marquez?s non-chronological work and his techniques and writing styles. ...read more.

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