Short Story Essay “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
InstructionsOverall Task: Using your analysis of key passages from the story, address the specific task for the story you chose to write about. Make sure that your essay specifically addresses the task!
“The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Topic I chose to write)
Specific Task: Explore how Marquez’s story uses elements of magical realism, folktales, fables and mythology to show the way in which the stories the women and men make up about the mysterious large, drowned man reflects how their compassion, awe and empathy for the man transforms their perceptions of how they see themselves–and how those perceptions transform and redefine them. Make sure you also explore the significance of the sea and flowers in the story.
Textual Analysis: Make sure that you analyze the text of the story. You do not need to analyze everything, but you should definitely quote significant passages and explain them. Refer to your notes from the class lectures and discussions to help you incorporate some of the bigger themes and questions of the story. Make sure you explore the specific direction explained in the task.
(To achieve full points)The writer thoroughly and clearly addresses the specific task set forth in the essay prompt for the short story the writer chose to write about (e.g., epiphany, storytelling elements (mythology, folktale, etc.), fantasy versus reality). The writer provides a clear introduction that introduces the short story, the specific task associated with the story, and a thesis that makes a specific claim about how the short story reflects the task associated with the story. The body paragraphs offer clear and thorough analysis of key passages to support how the short story reflects the task associated with the story. The conclusion clearly synthesizes the analysis in the body paragraphs and demonstrates how the story reflects the task associated with the story. The sentence, paragraph and overall essay structure is strong with minimal proofreading and/or or mechanical errors.
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