The Handsomest Drowned Man Analysis

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Gabriel García Márquez was born in March 6, 1927. He was born in Aracataca. Hemingway gave him influence in the short stories he wrote. “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” and “The Handsomest Drowned Man” exemplifies the elements of the supernatural world. He is one of the most representative figures in the so-called Latin American Boom. Gabriel García Márquez uses the supernatural, the dark ,and the mysterious elements to amplify the magical realism between these two stories.

García Márquez was born in a modest family. He was the author of short stories, screenplays, and stories. His known nickname was Gabo. He describes his bad english as a defect of his, not knowing the right words he did not speak it. He was terrified of planes. He
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Both protagonists of each short story are seen as an inspiration to the villagers because they are something out of the ordinary. The villagers were the ones that decided to name the handsome man “Esteban”. Esteban is found floating in the sea and the kids were playing with him until the villagers found him. Esteban is the protagonist in “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World”, even do he is a dead man , it seems that all the villagers admire him for his appearance. Esteban is tall, handsome, big and admirable because of his physical features. Women are mesmerized by his stunning looks. The men eventually feel jealous at a certain moment because the women like spending time with this human being. The very old man lands on Pelayo and Elisenda’s courtyard. They were both in shock by what they had just witnessed. Their sick boy got better after the angel arrived at the …show more content…
The neighbor says: “He’s an angel”, “He must have been coming for the child, but the poor fellow is so old that the rain knocked him down”. (Page 1) This quote signifies that the old man is weak and vulnerable for his wings are damaged. The angel needed rest, he didn’t have the strength to help himself get up. The story “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” shows the moment when the women say: Thanks be to God”, they said: “he’s ours!”. (Page 3) In this quote the women from the village are claiming Esteban as their own gift that came to them because of a good reason. This is about the magic that is exemplified by a miracle that suddenly changed a perspective on the people’s

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