As an example, the town whore is portrayed by the narrator as "she who did away with [his] generation's virginity" (Marquez 74).
Ironically, even though she is a prostitute, she is the only woman who seems to escape the binds of tradition and conformity.
Prudencia, Pablo's wife, best illustrates the mentality seen here by saying "I never would have married him if he hadn't done what a man should do" (Marquez 72).
Their public announcement of their plans leaves the villagers responsible to do something to prevent them, however the code of honor that redeems a murderous act is so widely accepted that little to...
Overall, honor is a recurring theme throughout the novel.
The author uses honor several times throughout Chronicle of a Death Foretold to emphasize how important it is in the small Colombian town.
It is tradition for women to remain virtuous until married.
Failure to do so results in general scorn and dishonor.
The Vicario twins are not secretive of their actions, but rather announce their plans and motivations to everyone they encounter.
The brothers feel compelled to exact revenge and redeem their family's honor despite their own inner reluctance to go through with the crime.