The Theme Of Love And Code Of Honour

THE THEME OF LOVE AND CODE OF HONOUR IN
“CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD” BY GARCIA MARQUEZ AND
“BLOOD-WEDDING” BY FEDRICO LORCA
-BY SUKHMANI SACHDEV, ENG (H), 3RD YEAR, 751


In this term paper, I would be comparing two Latin American texts-Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel ‘Chronicle of a Death Foretold’ and Federico Garcia Lorca’s play ‘Blood-Wedding;’ my primary focus would be to show the similar predicament of women in the third world countries like India and Latin America due to the rigid and primitive codes of honour and male domination (where the idea of masculinity is protected and defended) in a loveless marriage; the fissures in the primitive value system and the “moral ...

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and housewives’. They fulfill a range of duties which include enhancing their husbands’ career opportunities and providing happiness for the family. They reconcile the tension between the tradition and modernity. However, this was not the case till the late 20th century. Before that time, the conditions of the women in most of the third world countries were like mute objects. Marriage was the only means of support and sole justification of their existence. They were deprived of their rights to dignity, equality and identity. They had no avenue for education and liberty. The society traditionally offered marriage as their destiny. The parents beat and cajoled their daughters to marry at a tender age even when they resisted it; and did not know the true meaning of marriage. Marriage for them was a confirmation of their existence, but not the mere right to exist.

On the other hand, men were socially independent and complete individual. They were regarded as the producer, ...

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power relations between men and women, which have led to domination over and discrimination against women by men and to the prevention of women’s full advancement.”1

Such violence are practiced against women in xenophobic societies in many countries through the patriarchal violence that erases, marginalizes, disembodies and silences women. The traditional practices of the community are another such violence that violates their human rights. These violations were evident most graphically in the horrors accompanying India’s partition; and also in linking between women’s sexuality, community honour, citizenship and national identity. The violence that was triggered across the borders ...

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Added: 3/31/2011 10:42:31 AM
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