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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a story that I had the opportunity to read when I was in High school, but in the Spanish version and I absolutely loved it. So, I chose to read it in English and write my short story on it. The theme for this story would be treating others the way you would want to be treated. Pelayo and Elisenda treated the creature horribly like an animal in a cage for the world to see and made profit off him. The creature’s presence allowed Pelayo and Elisenda to charge people of the town money in order to see him. In the end Elisenda, Pelayo and their son had a beautiful home and were wealthy as well. The entire story takes place in Pelayo and Elisenda’s Courtyard, but even though we can gather clues about the larger setting. From the sea and the crabs and the Spanish-speaking names of the people, the story is located in a Spanish- speaking area, in a town near the sea. The town would be very old-fashioned, seen in how much people are willing to pay just to see something new and fascinating like the old man. In the story it is not stated what period of time it is but based on the descriptions about the clothing that the woman purchased, it took place a very long time ago and nowhere near the present. The characters in this story are only a few like: the angel, Pelayo, Elisenda, their son, the neighbor lady, father Gonzaga, and the spider girl. The analysis of the Angel so to speak, the author uses analogies and metaphors for example like he’s “like a ragpicker”, he is in a state “of a drenched great-grandfather”, and he has “buzzard wings”. These descriptions really tell you that he is equivalent to a poor guy huddled under newspaper in front of the library holding a sign. Pelayo is the guy who finds the old ma, but his wife Elisenda lets just say she is the one that has the pants in the marriage, and Pelayo just does what she says even though he does acquire the benefits. He quits his job to raise rabbits, but he also gets to live in a nice two-story mansion. Elisenda, wife of Pelayo, was the one who had the
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