Pedro Vicario is the younger of the Vicario twins by six minutes. By the Narrator’s reckoning, he is more sentimental than his brother, Pablo, but also more authoritarian. He served in the military for a few years, where he picked up a bossy nature and a wicked case of gonorrhea. When the twins learn of their sister Angela’s lack of virginity, Pedro is the first to suggest that they kill Santiago Nasar.
The timeline below shows where the character Pedro Vicario appears in Chronicle of a Death Foretold. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Bayardo San Román, after he discovered that she was not a virgin. Now Pablo and Pedro Vicarioare out to kill Santiago Nasar, who they allege is responsible for deflowering their sister.... (full context)
...her as a gift. Thinking this indecent, Angela’s mother, Purísima del Carmen, sent her sons Pedro and Pablo to return the gift to Bayardo. The twins returned later that night, however,... (full context)
...on the terrace of her own modest house, right by the pigsty where Pablo and Pedro slaughter their hogs. Bayardo’s family, accompanied by many people of note, arrive by boat, bearing... (full context)
...Luis Enrique, Santiago Nasar, and Cristo Bedoya end up at María Alejandrina Cervantes’brothel. Pablo and Pedro Vicario are there as well, and all six of them drink and sing together. (full context)
At Clotilde’s store, the Vicario twins borrow Don Rogelio de la Flor’s shaving instruments. Pedro shaves with his knife, while Pablo uses Don Rogelio’s safety razor. The sun hasn’t risen... (full context)
...suspicions that Angela might be in mourning for Santiago. Pura asks Father Amador to confess Pedro and Pablo, but Pedro refuses, claiming that the two have not committed a sin. The... (full context)
...letters. Nahir Miguel enters the room. He explains to Santiago in Arabic that Pablo and Pedro are after him. Santiago becomes extremely confused and disoriented. Nahir offers to either hide him... (full context)
...door, which is accessible through the square, is open, and starts off in that direction. Pedro and Pablo Vicario see him, stand up, and unsheathe their knives. Clotilde Armante grabs Pedro... (full context)