Reactions to Santiago Nasar's Death : LUSENET : nonwesternlit : One Thread

In the novel, it seems like many characters show a vested interest in what happens to Santiago Nasar. Almost all the characters attempt to have some reaction or story to tell as far as what really happened to him. Is this simply an effort on the characters' parts to get in on some of the action or did Santiago Nasar play an intricate role in how the people in this society related to one another?

-- Anonymous, August 28, 2000


I think people wanted to be involved, but more for the fact that they would be able to have a story to tell than for the fact that they cared about Santiago. There seem to be a few who really cared and did all they could to help, but if the townspeople really cared for him as much as just being interested in what happened to him there wouldn't have been so calm a reaction to his death when it did happen. They would have cried for blood.

-- Anonymous, November 29, 2000

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