Looking at the text through a Marxist lens emphasizes how the upper-class can do whatever they like just because they are rich, however this usually ends in their demise. Bayardo San Roman was very wealthy; people often said he was “swimming in gold”(Marquez 27) in fact he was so wealthy that he “was going to marry whenever he chose.”(27) However, Bayardo San Roman wasn’t the only man in the book who believed this, Santiago Nasar He was also known for “nipping the bud of any wayward virgin.”(90) He would flirt with his cook’s daughter and because of his perverted image when Angela Vicario accused him of taking her virginity, she was easily believed. These actions led him to his death, because he flirted with the cook’s daughter the cook didn’t warn him about the Vicario brother’s plot to kill him and the whole reason the Vicario brothers wanted to kill him was because he took their sister’s virginity. But Santiago wasn’t the only person who had to pay for his way of life. Bayardo San Roman “had given back his bride”(25) because she wasn’t virgin. He thought he could just go on with his life because he was rich. Although awhile after this incident he was found “wearing his dress pants and silk shirt with his shoes off.”(84) He was found like this in his house “in the last stages of ethylic intoxication.”(84) Bayardo’s life was in ruins because of this incident.