Questions after reading Chronicle of a Death Foretold : LUSENET : nonwesternlit : One Thread

1. Why was it that the bishop never stopped to visit at the village? Knowing this, why then was great preparation made for his visit?

2. Why was it that Victoria Guzman, the cook, did not admit that neither she nor her daughter, Divina Flora, knew that the Vicario twins were planning on killing Santiago Nasar before the event took place?

-- Anonymous, May 21, 2000


In respect to question one... I live in a fairly small town, and can relate to having nothing exciting happen. In this book, it struck me that the town was much the same... nothing much happened, and the hope of having something exciting happen, such as the bishop comming, far outweighed the thoughts of improbability that it would happen, and of course, they didn't want to get caught with their pants down so to speak. Another note, I think that the dissapointment caused after this numbed the people as well to the thought that a murder could happen in this small town. Its the whole "nothing exciting ever happens here" mentality. What do you think?

-- Anonymous, September 28, 2000

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