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Erick Rojas Instructor: Dan Munteanu. English 104 November 4 th 2014 The Village of saint Esteban The short story “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, characterizes the significance of the arrival of a washed up corpse with extraordinary physical characteristics. The villagers of a small, young introduce him as Esteban. Before the appearance of Esteban, the village has no apparent identity and it lacks of any sort of religious figure, myth, and hero that defines their people’s origins and principals. However, Esteban’s advent has a lasting influence on the village, and his arrival marks a climatic point in the history of the village. When Esteban arrives, the villagers are attracted to him, and they treat him with a magnificent level of admiration that is unprecedented in their village. After Esteban is brought into the village, the people commence to create stories about him that add to his apparent divinity. Finally, when Esteban is sent off, the villagers create an eternal bond with Esteban by modifying the architecture of their village and declaring Esteban as one of their kinsmen. The positive response the villagers had upon Esteban’s arrival, the stories created that portrays Esteban’s god-ship, and the abiding connection of Esteban with the village acknowledges that he is deity in the eyes of the villagers who construe and inspire this village.

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