The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World
by Gabriel García Márquez
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The Drowned Man
The drowned man is at every moment characterized by superlatives. He weighs "more than any dead man they [have] ever known," he is "the tallest, strongest, most virile, and best built man they [hav...
We know more about the women of the village than we do about the men, simply because we spend more time in their perspective. Much of the characterization of the drowned man comes form the women. T...
The men are absent for the first half of the story while they're out trying to see if the drowned man came from a neighboring village. When they come back, they're largely skeptical of the drowned...