The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World


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  • The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World By Garbriel Garcia Marquez Storyboard created by Kingsley Brooks
  • Fishermen find the body of a drowned man on the beach... "and only then did they realize that he was a drowned man"
  • The village women idolize the dead body, infatuated with his size and beauty. "Not only was he the tallest, strongest, most virile, and best built man they had ever seen.
  • The villagers' fascination fades away, replaced by compassion realizing that being exceptional is not always a good thing.
  • "..and so they wept so much, for he was the more destitute, most peaceful, and most obliging man on earth, poor Esteban."
  • "I even would have tied the anchor off a galleon around my nick and staggered off a cliff like someone who doesn't like things in order not to be upsetting people now with this Wednesday dead body,."
  • The village morals are shaken. People reflect on the lives and relationships. The village is ready to part with Esteban. They are forever changed by Esteban.
  • The villagers are united after their realizations about themselves and reflecting on their values. They are different and cherish each other more because of this dead man.
  • "where the sun's so bright that the sunflowers don't know which way to turn, yes, over there, that's Esteban's village."
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