The Handsomest Drowned Man Analysis

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Comparison and Contrast Essay “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” and “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children” are both short stories written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Both of them are very similar but also very different at the same time. Telling the same story but also a different story. They manage to be completely different stories with different characters and plots. In the end though, they are both more similar than you’d think. The story “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” is a story about a small village that was very lowkey and didn’t have much going on most of the time, until one day while children were out playing on the beach and saw a man washed up ashore and eventually more adults found this man and brought him into their homes. While the men were out looking and checking to see if it were one of their own people, the women of the village were preparing his body for a proper burial. While they…show more content…
In the story “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World”, Esteban made everyone so shocked by how amazing he was, they changed their lives forever in his name, while in the story “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children” the main character was seen as such a weird creature that people were actually paying just to be able to get a closer look at him. While it may look like they’re on polar opposites, which they are in some ways, they are also shockingly similar, taking place with one character that is getting so much publicity. Of course Esteban in the first story is treated with a lot more respect than the angel in the second story, but they both changed the people who saw them for a lifetime, the angel even being the source of enough money for the family who kept him to live comfortably for the rest of their
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