The man with the scar is a Deputy General by profession. He is in the Palace Hotel in Guatemala. He sells lottery tickets.
He looks like a businessman and he came in a conversation with a companion.
He told him that he was upset about the government. He was convicted by court-martial and was sentenced to death for the firing squad.
Then they sat in a cell playing poker. The man with the scar had no luck. Then they were led to the patio. The prisoners could ask a question.
The man with the scar asked if he could see his wife and he could smoke a cigarette.
He got the cigarette and after a while came to his wife. Then he grabbed a knife out of his pocket and he slashes her throat.
He killed her because he loved her. Then he was set free and he did not have to be executed.
The plot twist is that he killed his wife and that he was set free. Now he must live life with the pain that he killed his wife.
This is a so-called frame story, it is the story proper is put within another story. For both stories please give the settings and the names of the principal characters.
The frame story takes place in the Palace Hotel in Guatemala City. The names of the principal characters in the frame story are the General (the man with the scar), the narrator (I-person) and the acquaintance of the narrator.
The story takes place in jail (goal). The names of the principal characters in the story proper are the five prisoners, one of them is the general (the man with the scar), the wife of the general, the soldiers, the ADC, etc.
How does the rebel general (the man with the scar) appear in the frame and how in the story proper? Mention outward appearance, occupation, habits.
In the frame story is the rebel general (the man with the scar) a dirty, drunk, fat and tall man. And he has his scar.
In the story, proper is the rebel general (the man with the scar) slim, not drunk and he does not have his scar.
What, according to the rebel general, was the reason why he killed his wife?
The reason, according to the rebel general, why he killed his wife was because he loved her and he did not want his wife to live without him.
What was San Ignacio’s reaction?
San Ignacio thought it was a noble gesture and he led him to the frontier, the rebel general (the man with the scar) was free.
How would a Dutch general have reacted do you think?
A Dutch general would have killed the rebel general (the man with the scar).
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