The latter was the returned bride of one Bayardo San Roman for the reason of her prematurely punctured hymen. Thus, in defense of her honor, twin brothers Pedro and Pablo killed Santiago Nasar.
Although his death is the main event for the reader, the other rich characters described within the story put more weight on the issues of Angela's loss of honor. This and not the actual murder of Nasar was the basis for most people's concern.
This novel has been described as being akin to a Greek tragedy, wherein there is that painful inevitability. However, the real tragedy of this novel lies in the inaction, cowardice and cavalier attitude the town held for the life of Santiago Nasar. In the recounting of all the witness accounts, it was clear that they prioritized the unspoken code of honor more than the life blood of a man.
Moreover, in the retelling of the murder, all witnesses used their own personal account as that of the truth's account. Some like Clotilde Armenta were all too defensive in emphasizing that she did the little that she could but that was in vain. All the accounts told to the narrator had the pretentiousness of trut