Symbolism in "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World"
In the story "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is easy to see that the corpse of the drowned man could have symbolized several things, but after reading about the author the corpse takes on a deeper meaning. In the short biography about the
corpse when alive might have felt like the
until Stephen washed a shore they had little houses, the landscape was dry. Than because of Stephen they would make bigger houses, paint them bright colors, plant
roses around the cliff all to remember Stephen.
Other symbols can be the roses on the cliff how they describe the captain coming down from the bridge. And also in the
I believe the corpse symbolizes a better life for all the people in the small village. He inspired them to do things to make the community better that they would have not done on their own. Before he washed up on shore, the town was made of little houses, "small" people, a dry landscape. After they put his body to the sea, everyone decided to make bigger houses, paint them bright colors, and plant roses in the cliffs so that when ships passed by, the people on them would, at least for...