Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1982) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is set in a small Columbian town. The novel revolves around the murder of Santiago Nasser for the defilement of Angela Vicarico. The importance of honor to the culture depicted in the novel is evident throughout the story. Santiago's murder is motivated and justified by honor.

Honor has different values and meaning in the context of different cultures. In Chronicle of a Death Foretold, set in a Latin culture, the adherence to family honor and values are viewed as one of the highest moral obligations. Events in the book are provoked by the idea of fulfilling the expectations brought on by the honor of family traditions.

Angela's marriage to Bayardo San Roman was arranged, she did not wish to marry him. Bayardo came from a wealthy and prestigious family and has come to town to find a bride. When Bayardo...
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