The Handsomest Drowned In The World By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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In one of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s magical realism work “The Handsomest Drowned In The World” the village in the story discovers a drowned man who washed up upon the shore and started to worship as if it was their idol. As the women had the motivation to clean up the drowned man who they later called “Esteban” they quickly start to fall in love with the fact that he was tall, strong, and handsome. The women starts to compare Esteban to their husbands and how they are worthless compared to them. The men then start to get jealous over the dead body and make assumptions of how to move him back to the sea where they first discovered him at. In the quote, Marquez compares the women of the village actions to startled hens by their erratic movement
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