The Most Handsomest Drowned Man Analysis

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The definition of love is “an intense feeling of deep affection.” However does love really have a definition, how can there be a definition for such a deep and emotional feeling. For right now lets say that love is no longer love and is now perseverances. perseverances is the Motivation and determination to do something even when you’re struggling to achieve. An intense feeling of deep affection is now the determination to achieve even with delay or difficulty. Love is a metaphor in the three stories because love isn’t easily expressed in them. Love serves as a metaphor in María Teresa Solari’s “ Death and transfiguration of a Teacher,” Gabriel García Marquez’s “The Most Handsomest Drowned Man in the World,” and Gabriel García Marquez’s …show more content…
This doesn't sound like perseverance but it is because these women are determined and motivated to help this guy and care for him but the difficulty is that he is dead so he pretty much has no feelings. This didn't stop the women from trying to help. So because the man was so handsome and so new to these women it motivated them to care for him and help him. Gabriel García Marquez’s “The Most Handsomest Drowned Man in the World,” it states, “fascinated by his disproportion and Beauty, the women then decided to make him pants with a piece of gaff of sail, and shirt of fine linen, so that he could continue his death with dignity”(Marquez 2). Despite the fact that he was dead, the women still found him handsome and believed he should continue his death with dignity. The perseverance in this story is the women's love for the dead man. The determination and motivation of the women to care for this mans every means in spite of him being dead shows a great deal of perseverance. Gabriel García Marquez’s “The Most Handsomest Drowned Man in the World,” it states, “It was such truth in his mode of being, that even the most suspicious of the men, those that felt bitterness during the long nights at sea that their wives should become tired of dreaming of them to dream instead of drowned men, even leave, and still others who work much harder, shuttered to the marrow with the sincerity of Esteban” (Marquez 3). It's easy to see that the women truly have great emotions toward this man despite him being dead and the fact that the women are married, but still determined and motivated to help this man. This story is also and good example of how low is persevere.

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