Espionage In Chronicle Of A Death Foretold By Gabriel Garc�a M�rquez

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Espionage has always been a crucial part of any war's success. It is vital to know what the enemy is planning to do and when they plan to execute their plans. This vital need has always caused the need for spies to conduct the espionage on enemies. However, the information that the spies collected was only as valuable as the amount of trust placed on a spy. A spy can gather information on enemies' plans and report back to their boss, but if the boss does not trust the spy it could cause vital information to go unnoticed or not receive the proper urgency. These doubts about notes and letters are not limited to spymasters alone, many everyday citizens rely on the letters and notes of others. In his novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Gabriel García Márquez uses letters and notes written between characters as a metaphor to represent the doubts the characters have about the information they are receiving. In order to better understand Márquez's metaphor the letters Angela receives from her mother about San Roman, the letters returned to Nasar by his fiancée, and the letters written to San Roman from Angela can all be further examined. In the first letter sent to Angela at school, Márquez illustrates a mysterious new man who has arrived in town "The strange man is called Bayardo San Roman, and everybody says he's enchanting, but I haven't seen him." (Page 15). "The strange man is called Bayardo San Roman, and everybody says he's enchanting, but I haven't seen him.

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