Like the title of the book suggests, time is a very special aspect of the telling of Gabriel García Márquez. On the one hand he names the story as chronicle, on the other hand he treats the telling of time like ebb and flow; actually the whole story is about one day, about one situation, namely the murder of Santiago Nasar. Again and again starting from this special day, Márquez approaches information of the past to make the characters as well as the network more deep, to work out rural social structures, which lead to a murder to restore honor. In this aspect, the book reminds on the cultural theory of the "barbarian village“ from Ina Maria Greverus, who shows rural networks as exercising social pressure, having instruments for the system to be kept stable and reproducing itself. I like the critical view on the behaviour of the networks as well as the single persons and eventhough you know the end of the story from the beginning on, you always hope the story to be not fulfilled. Ultimately, the book closes consequently with the detailled and therefore disturbing murder of Santiago Nasar, which fulfilles the function of the book, to create a deep horror inside the reader, and connects the beginning of the story logically and consequently with its end.
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