Examples Of Non Chronological In Chronicle Of A Death Foretold

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Writers often use the technique of writing their book in non-chronological order to tell the story. An example of non-chronological order writing is the book Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This essay will discuss the effects non-chronological writing has on the reader compared to the effects of writing in chronological order. To see the effects these writing styles have on the reader this essay will compare Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, written in non-chronological order, and Perfume by Patrick Suskind, written in chronological order. Reading a book in chronological order is often very simple for the reader since life goes in chronological order. Sometimes stories written in non-chronological order can be more difficult for the reader to understand since they have to think about it more. Marquez and Suskind both create feelings of suspense and anticipation for the reader using the different writing styles. Marquez creates the feelings right in the beginning of the book while Suskind builds up the feelings through the beginning of the book. When feelings are built up it is more likely for the reader to lose interest since they have time to. In Marquez’ book Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Santiago is murdered within the first chapters of the book. This…show more content…
The book, which is in chronological order, starts off with Grenouille’s mother giving birth to him, and ends when Grenouille dies. During the first chapters Grenouille is growing up and the book talks greatly about the fact that he has no smell. In later chapters his immaculate sense of smell is built up. A reader who gets bored easily may lose interest reading this since there are only small hints to the plot of the story. Marquez will not have this issue since he used non-chronological writing as his writing style for Chronicle of a Death

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