The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World Men and Masculinity Quotes
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They secretly compared him to their own men, thinking that for all their lives theirs were incapable of doing what he could do in one night, and they ended up dismissing them deep in their hearts as the weakest, meanest, and most useless creatures on earth. (4)
There is some tension here. We wonder if the drowned man might drive the women and men apart later in the story.