Traditions impart a brutal belief system where men end up believing that an insane and inhuman act like killing is acceptable. This is not only an issue in the novel, but it is also an issue in real life. Does tradition make men devoid of common sense or is it because tradition which gives men a sense of collective thinking that they can take support on? Either ways, it can be said that the brothers who kill Santiago truly believe they have done something good. An act of killing an individual innocent or otherwise is a much debatable topic. Even in court systems, there are many questions and processes of rendition of justice. Death sentences are still not acceptable in many states and countries. Some even hesitate to give the maximum penalty of life sentencing. In such a context, it would seem frivolous to accept two brothers who kill a man because he was accused of taking their sisters virginity. On another end of the same debate, even in the current world, there are some places, cultures and traditions where honour killing is done. Honour killing is done for the sake of preserving someone’s honour and reputation. In the novel, the brothers seem to have sought revenge, and have killed Santiago because they believe that he has dishonoured their sister. As was their tradition, they believed their sister should have gone into marriage as a virgin and that she did not was the fault of Santiago as their sister had clearly pointed out Santiago as the culprit. The brutal belief system made them declare openly that their act of killing was a matter of honour and they were still innocent. They did not seem to question her sister nor were they interested in torturing her or taking her life like most of the honour killings one hears on the news these days. Instead, as soon as the sister revealed the name, the brothers went to the pigsty to get some of their sacrificial tools as if it was the most natural thing to do.