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Running head: A VERY OLD MAN FINAL 1 Final “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings” Makia Hoskey ENG125 Farrah Hilton 07/23/2018
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A VERY OLD MAN FINAL 2 Symbolism enhances the actions of a character or event in the literature that have a deeper meaning. In “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” Garcia-Marquez considers this story a mythological tale for children because of his vivid characters such as the very old winged man whom the story revolves around. A man named Pelayo stumbles upon a homeless man with enormous wings while killing crabs during a storm. The old man was filthy and didn't have the appearance of an angel, so the husband Pelayo, and his wife went to ask their neighbor woman, and she explained the angel had come to take the sick son to heaven with him. Throughout the story, there is a metamorphosis from the family that took the old man in and also from the natives and onlookers of the community. In Gabriel Garcia Marquez's story, "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings," the old man experiences conflict with the culture in which he finds himself, experiencing alienation, mockery, and abuse because he is different. Alienation from society or civilization exists as a result of many situations. Found by a husband and wife named Pelayo and Elisenda the old man was lying face down in the mud unable to get up because his enormous wings were preventing him from moving. Although a neighbor in the story told the husband and wife the old man was an angel, they judged him on his appearance, smell, and language. During those times angels were the fugitive survivors of a celestial conspiracy and clubbed to death (Marquez, 1955, p.1). Although Pelayo didn't have the
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