Narrative Voice In Chronicle Of A Death Foretold

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A narrative voice in a novel is someone who is usually not in the story that is being told. They tend to use pronouns such as: he, she, it, they, them, him, her, its, etc. The narrators in both Perfume and Chronicles of a Death Foretold are omniscient, meaning they know all the events that took place throughout the novel. The authors of both novels have used narrative voice to either mislead or sharpen the story. The reason why they did so is to have the reader think about what they are reading. In Chronicles of a Death Foretold, Gabriel Garcia Marquez uses narrative voice in a way that confuses the reader but still keeps their mind clear in order to tell what is going on. The way the narrator explains the events that are taking place in the novel sort of throws the reader off then the narrator says another thing that gets them back on track. He does this throughout the whole novel which kind of gives the reader the thought on what happened and what is going to happen. Another way Marquez confuses the reader is by telling us an event that took place in the novel and not explaining why it happened. That event is the death of Santiago Nasar. The narrator never states why he was killed and so that was a big cliffhanger in the story.…show more content…
From the very beginning the narrator tells about the events taking place and how they went down. Each event is placed in order which does not get the reader confused about the timeline and know who was involved. The narrator uses precise details about conflicts between the protagonist, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, and the many different people he faces. The narration of the novel is a way for the reader to add up everything that happened in the story and kind of get a thought on why everything happened and to whom it affected the

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