The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World

What is the main conflict in The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World by Gabriel Garcia Marquez?

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The major conflict in the story is man (villagers) versus self. Before Esteban's body washed up on the shore, the villagers had never noticed the poverty and ugliness in their lives. Over time, they learned that in was in their power to transform their surrounding for their own benefit.

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