“Many of those who were on the docks knew that they were going to kill Santiago Nasar”(p.19). Could this be a new reality show, a comedy event with humor and a pour outcome? Most of the people know what is happening, what is going on in the Vicario’s mind. They want to take Santiago’s life because he got accused of taking Angela Vicario’s virginity. Not every one is ignoring the situation, some actually tried to state their opinion “For the love of God…Leave him for later, if only out of respect for his grace the bishop”(p.16) murmured Clotilde Armenta, the proprietress of the milk shop. So she is not saying do not kill him, she is asking to wait, because the bishop is coming in town. Then there are some other people which think this is a joke “Don’t be silly, those two aren’t about to kill anybody, much less someone rich” Clotilde’s husband states.
The social institution seems to keep everyone busy for some reason, the bishop is coming in town and no one can distract them self from what they are suppose to do for this event, even the murder of someone, does not effect them. What is going on in peoples mind? The outcome of this story could be easily changed by anyone in the village, but no one did, they are the one to be blamed.