Garcia Marquez-- Intrinsically Wrong, Or Relatively Legal?
The following passage is taken from Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, pp. 55-56:
The lawyer stood by the thesis of homicide in legitimate defense of honor, which was upheld by the court in good faith, and the twins declared at the end of the trial that they would have done it again a thousand times over for the same reason. It was they who
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it. In essence, a person reading the Chronicle becomes Marquez'. A person immerses himself in a world where something is amiss, and extracts some evil, some discrepancy. That person, by deriving the evil, is Marquez' means for conveying his theme. Therefore, Marquez is less a manipulator of words, and more a manipulator of the human soul.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Tr. Gregory Rabassa. New York, Ballantine Books, 1982. Pp. 55-56.