Language Arts (english)

1.In general terms, how do the townspeople in “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” react to the body which washes up on their shore?

2.Why do the townspeople react to Esteban as they do? What is he to them?


3.What is a fable, how might “The Handsomest Drowned Man” be considered one? Be specific, and, if necessary, do some quick research on the web.

4.Notice that this story includes very little character development. That is, we really don’t get to know the complexities of any one person very well, and there doesn’t seem to be a main character or protagonist who changes in the course of the tale. Is this a flaw of the story?

5.How is this story DIFFERENT from the fantasy or science fiction you may have read before?

6.Based on this story, how would you characterize the genre of magical realism?


7.What is an archetype, and where do you find the archetypes in this story?

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