Reading Assignment 7 - The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

Reading Assignment - READINGS ASSIGNMENT Your Name Deepak Sela Title of text A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings Author(s of text Gabriel Garcia

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READINGS ASSIGNMENT Your Name: Deepak Sela Title of text: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings Author(s) of text: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Date published/Country: 1955/Columbia Social/historical context: what is happening in author’s life, society and time period? (connect to text) Garcia’s life is successful and he is writing for an international Spanish speaking audience. His stories are mostly mix of fantasy and realism. Genre: Magic Realism Narrative and Tone: Third person Omniscient. (though it slowly decreases as doubt starts to set) Character(s): Pelayo, old man, Elisenda, Spider woman, Neighbor, Father Plot and Setting: An old man suddenly appears in Pelayo’s courtyard (barely an open space) and what’s more, he has large wings. Suddenly the old man brings health, money, and spectators; Elisenda and Pelayo are scum who don’t deserve such opulence because all they are doing is treating the old man like dirt. Motifs and Symbolism:
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Reading Assignment - READINGS ASSIGNMENT Your Name Deepak Sela Title of text A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings Author(s of text Gabriel Garcia

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