Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Chronicle of a Death Foretold - lunch post II

With the death of the character introduced already completed the second chapter turns the clock back to the wedding on the day before providing a motive for the murder

Bullet points from the second chapter

* The chapter focuses on Bayardo San Roman a rich son of a general who turns up in town with the express intention of getting married and then settles on Angela Vicario the daughter of a blind goldsmith and a teacher

* He sweeps her family off its feet and buys her the best house in the village and then spends thousands on a wedding feast

* He then returns his bride because she is not a virgin and after her mother has beaten her one of her brothers demands the name of the man who slept with her before the wedding and she tells them it is Santiago Nasar, the man who has been killed in the first chapter

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