“There had never been a death more foretold. After their sister revealed the name to them, the Vicario twins went to the bin in the pigsty where they kept their sacrificial tools and picked out the two best knives” (Marquez 30). Traditions dictate what we follow as a ritual. Traditions are usually so imbibed within a person, and inculcated form when they are children, that no second reasoning is usually given to what must be done in a situation. When there is a death, people have a wake, because it could be a cultural or family tradition to do so. In the case of the Vicario twins, there are no doubts whatsoever as to that a death had to happen, and hence the comment made by Marquez, that there was never a death more foretold. Here death was in fact considered as a tradition. Santiago did something wrong to the Vicario’s sisters so it was tradition, ritual and mandate for him to die. The Vicario twins, therefore, never had a doubt as they went to take their sacrificial tools to kill him. They took one of the knives, a trimmer and the other a much larger one and then set off to have these knives sharpened. Once the actual deed was done, they go on to declare to the priest that they have killed. However, in such a declaration, they do not have any remorse as their belief system had hardened them into thinking that what they did was what had been expected from them. Before God and before everybody else, they declared they were still innocent.