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Chronicle of a Death Foretold | Study Guide

Gabriel García Márquez

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Overview

Author

Gabriel García Márquez

Year Published

1981

Type

Novella

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Chronicle of a Death Foretold is told from the perspective of an unnamed narrator, allegedly the author, who pieces together a journalistic narrative of a past event. The story as related by the characters is told in the third person by the narrator, who also uses the first person to describe his own involvement in the story.

Tense

Chronicle of a Death Foretold is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The title Chronicle of a Death Foretold states that the novella is a chronicle, which narrates events in chronological order. However, the author uses the label chronicle with verbal irony (when what is meant is different from what is said), because the events in the story are not revealed in chronological order. Further, the title reveals that the story's death is foretold or known in advance—and this death occurs at the very beginning of the novella. So this, too, undermines the real-life, journalistic pretense of the author. In short, the title contrasts with the nonlinear and somewhat mysterious and inexplicable nature of the events in the narrative.

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