Chronicle Of A Death Foretold By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Through a Different Lens:
The Exploration and Criticism of the Oppression of Women in Latin American Society as Shown by Female Characters in Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Emily Quinn
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Works in Translation 35 B2
Ms. Prestash
April 9, 2015

Through a Different Lens:
The Exploration and Criticism of the Oppression of Women in Latin American Society as Shown by Female Characters in Chronicle of a Death Foretold

The representation and portrayal of women in the novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Márquez provides an in-depth understanding of the diverse ways in which patriarchy is developed, established, and recreated in the Latin American context and experience. The women in Márquez’s novella indicate not just the degree to which women’s internalization of the patriarchal hierarchy in which they are placed, but his characterization also discloses the variety and diversity of women’s subversions in the face of this gendered subjugation. Latin American patriarchy is distinct in its pronouncement as it exists in a society where indigenous cultural practices that revolve around honoring openness and sexuality have been uprooted by the contrasting Orthodox Catholic principles of purity and chastity, which swept the continent during a period of European colonization.
Throughout the novel, Márquez makes sure to criticise the issue of patriarchal dominance in Latin American society. Through the creation of Angela Vicario, Márquez…
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