The irony in the statement answers the question. They all just gathered around to watch it happen similar to how the people gathered around Jesus and watched Germaine.
Over the years religion has been reduced only to its attendant corrupted man-made paraphernalia; traditions, customs, rituals, offerings, pomp, omens, superstitions, intuitions and divinations.
What is then, the motivation behind forging the chronicle of a foretold death? For example, if you say that there are elephants flying in the sky, people are not going to believe you. Like a good journalist, Marquez provides this information in a rather direct fashion.
The vice-like grip of the machismo Code of Honor, followed religiously by the Vicario twins and its catastrophic consequences; its tacit approval by the inhabitants and the later exoneration and acquittal by the judiciary, are all parodies of what true religion intends.
The welter of meanings and signs and auguries. Further, the widespread influence of Catholicism in South American culture is important to remember while reading this novel.
What was to happen?
Religion, it is obvious, has become more of a spectacle. Many characters in the story have names similar to ones in the bible.
The reader infact, is left with this highly disturbing and unnerving feeling gnawing at his inside that the latter is most probably the truth. It is this primal fear of the unknown and an ardent desire to safeguard their future after death that the people try hard to curry favor with the bishop even though the bishop himself is an outsider and makes no bones about his dislike for that town.
Though Marquez flat out tells the audience that Nasar is going to die, he further confirms this death through foreshadowing with the dream interpretation and the relation to Catholicism.
Religion is meant to be a cohesive force, helping society to bond better and progress in a civilized manner. Santiago Nasar is brutally butchered, and it has been allowed to happen.
It is a mystery how Nasar never got word of this plan until it was too late. The work is set in an unnamed, remote part of Colombia. Because Angela Vicario had named him as her perpetrator. Similar to how Jesus had to die for our sins, Nasar had to die to restore honor to the Vicarios.
It is also because of this excessive importance to incidental detail that ambiguity, foreboding, and uncertainty is maintained in the narrative, beginning from the first sentence itself:Pleiades— J.
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Chronicle of a Death Foretold, by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, is a story that brings one to question the code of honor that exists in the Columbian town. Marquez' paints a picture that shows how societal values, such as honor, have become more important than the inherent good of human life.
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