Narrator and point of view

The events described in the short story “Death Constant Beyond Love” by Gabriel García Márquez are told by a third-person narrator. The narrator is outside the story and functions as an observer who witnesses what the characters do. For example, the narrator witnesses how the Senator organizes his electoral campaign speech:

The carnival wagons had arrived in the morning. Then came the trucks with the rented Indians who were carried into the towns in order to enlarge the crowds at public ceremonies. Shortly before eleven o’clock, along with the music and rockets and jeeps of the retinue, the ministerial automobile the color of strawberry soda arrived. (p. 77, ll. 16-23)

This example suggests that the narrator is almost like one of the villagers, wh...

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