“The Most Handsome Drowned Man in the World” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The paper shows the story presented by Gabriel Garcia Marquez called “The Most Handsome Drowned Man in The World.” The narrator explains to writers that humanity has created an unhealthy romantic relationship with the surrounding world, and the quote “happily ever after” should not be the source of hope. The thesis states: “Prominently, metamorphosis is discussed in the narrative and plays an essential role in the plot’s development and creation of the moral of the story.”
Bell-Villada and Lopez-Calvo presented a secondary source that describes the works of one of the greatest writers, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, famous as “The Oxford Handbook of Gabriel Garcia Marques.” This book was provided in the Oxford University Press in the BMCC library. The paper’s key point is to show the main features that make the writer different from colleagues and the techniques used in the production of “The Most Handsome Drowned Man in The World.” The biographical side of the writer explains the motives to write many well-known masterpieces.
The secondary source helps explain the thesis more deeply and shows how the writer’s background history makes the morality in various of his books. Gabriel Garcia Marquez has always been realistic in his ideas, and the spectrum of events is close to real-life (Bell-Villada and Lopez-Calvo 34). The writer thinks about the time frame in his works and tries to make them less chronicled, but more fulfilled and clearer. For instance, the presentation of the magical realism of the author’s life is controversial in people’s thinking about the well-being of Latin America (Bell-Villada and Lopez-Calvo 2). In the middle of the primary source, the author states that people could be more fascinated by the beauty of the drowned man rather than the fact that the person is dead (Marquez 504). Marquez believes that reality is different from the fictional illusions that people try to follow.
By describing the beauty of the man, the writer shows the real feelings and thoughts of people. Moreover, metaphors like ‘transformation’ are compared to the village as in the beginning, it was dying, and people were confused about their future. However, the beauty of the man helped them to inspire and mention positivity around them. The secondary source helps support the initial thesis as it describes the author’s motives and his life position, which usually differs from his readers or colleagues.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. “The Most Handsome Drowned Man in the World.” An Introduction to Fiction. Eds. X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia. New York: Pearson Longman, 2007. pp. 536-540.
Bell-Villada, Gene H., and Lopez-Calvo, Ignacio. The Oxford Handbook of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Oxford University Press, 2021.