Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez

1239 WordsFeb 2, 20185 Pages
In Chronicle of a Death Foretold Gabriel García Márquez depicts the gender roles within Colombian society as deeply rooted in the mentality of Machismo culture to shed light on social inequalities. The depiction female characters Marquez’s novella offers a deeper comprehension of the diverse methods by which patriarchy is established within the Latin American culture. Marquez reveals not only the degree to which women’s internalization of this system or their mistreatment and abuse within this imbalanced male hierarchy, but also the assortment and multiplicity of resentment and opposition to female exploitation. The Latin American model of gender dominance is unique in that sexual desire and indulgence is not seen as shameful or immoral. The aboriginal cultures didn’t view, sexuality as something to be repressed but as something to be fulfilled and celebrated. This stood in contrast to the strict Catholic principles of abstinence and purity that infiltrated and mixed with local customs throughout the Spanish conquest. Surprisingly though, prostitution wasn’t outlawed in most Latin American countries until the 1900s. European officials tried to inspire prostitute to turn their lives around by building ‘asylums’ for remorseful women. These regulation systems molded the dishonor that accompanies prostitution. Even though adultery is technically forbidden for both genders, there is clearly a cultural bias that gives men the benefit of the doubt. Traditionally, the
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