questions week 5 english 204.docx - \"A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings 1 The subtitle of\"A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings is\"A Tale for Children Why

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"A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" 1. The subtitle of "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" is "A Tale for Children". Why do you think García Márquez directs his story to children? What might be the differences between an adult reader's take and a child's? This story is titled "A Tale for Children," which allows one to think about his children's fiction. And the story sounds like a child's story. The story is brief and simple, and it teaches a moral lesson. They are incredible creatures. The tale of Garcia deals with magic realism. The life blends illusion and imagination with ordinary life. This is what his story will guide to kids. They probably assume from an adult that the old man was just an average person and that the people used him in the story to become wealthy. Yet the kids will have him to be an actual angel who could help sick people. Much like in the novel he would have "healed" the sick child. And though we don't know whether or not it is valid. 2. What is the role of poverty in this story? Who is poor? How does being poor change their role? Pelayo and Elisenda's emerging prosperity is a product of the old man. Poverty persists at their door because of the scarcity of resources and swarms of crabs. The young boy is critically ill and they don't have the ability to handle him. The old man and his "magic" add fortunes to the family and the kid improves. Poverty affects the decisions made by a vast number of characters. For example, seeing the old man charging his townspeople money with "wings," "elisenda" and Pelayo. A realization of the effects of poverty also sheds light on how the story is told. 3. What if the Very Old Man had been a Very Little Baby? How would the story be different?

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