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The Old Man With Enormous Wings (Literary Analysis)

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Gabriel Gracia Marquez shows his talent in his short story "A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings". In his story Marquez displays his capability of having a wonderful imagination. As an author, Gabriel's goal is to teach the reader a moral. As Gabriel goes on with his story, the reader must be able to read "in between the lines" or interpret the story by using context in order to understand. In order to comprehend the story, one must use analysis, interactive reading, and evaluation.To analyze this story one must examine it with openness, carefulness, and mindfulness. Gabriel starts the story with a gray, sad and gloomy mood. As Gabriel tells the story, he shows the displeasing human ...view middle of the document...

This is how Gabriel uses the angel to show the tendency of people to mistreat others just because they are different and how he shows the human nature's tendency to be unthankful and forgetful.In the story, the angel is clearly compared to the spider girl. In the story people tend to act nicer to the spider girl because her story is a straightforward moral. On the other hand, people criticize the angel because he is mysterious, hard to interpret, and more sophisticated. These two characters are used to symbolize the kinds of stories. The angel is probably a symbol for a complicated story that people have a difficult time to understand and instead of trying to understand they criticize the story. On the contrary, the spider is a symbol of a less complicated story, which people can interpret easily and therefore they praise the story. This is how Gabriel shows the need to interpret events.Gabriel uses a distinct style called magic realism. Magic realism is a type of style that describes original and magical descriptions in an equal tone. In this style it is difficult for one to distinguish between reality and fantasy, since both are equally valued. This causes a blurry distinction between the natural and supernatural in the story. For example, Pelayo does not see the difference between natural oddity, such as the crab attack, and a supernatural one, such as the angel. This is evident because at the end of the story he secures his mansion from both angels and crabs. Gabriel probably suggests either that the...

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