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Marquezs story is representative of the genre of magic realism This type of work is very imaginative and fun-loving It can also be meant as pleasant realism or a joke upon it suggesting a new type of fiction--one where we can appreciate learn and grow Basically it is about a town that finds the body of a dead man wash ashore He is a stranger to those parts and being the people they were the townspeople decide to look more into the person The men try to find his town while the women help to clean him up They realize he is unlike someone they have ever seen--large massive and handsome They create a fixed reality around him imagining how their lives would have been if he was alive and if he lived in their town Finally they decide to let go of the body and they do so in an elaborate manner Although the story The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World contains many examples of magic realism two examples of this genre come in the introductory paragraph and in the conclusion With all the magic realism in this story many questions arise in the readers mind about how things occur and why things happen in the story First of all one example comes from the type of diction used as seen in the introductory paragraph In the paragraph Marquez uses his imagination to talk about fantasy creating reality Rather than just telling the audience that a dead body washed up ashore he lets them explore their creative senses saying they thought it was an enemy ship and then they thought it was a whale until finally they realized what the inanimate object was 180 The introduction to the whole narrative is magic realism because it somehow manages to combine the truthfulwith the magic effects we associate with myth and folk tale 180 Also upon referring to children the subtitle of this story is
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