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Very Old Man with Enormous Wings | Study Guide

Gabriel García Márquez

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Overview

Author

Gabriel García Márquez

Year Published

1955

Type

Short Story

Genre

Satire

Perspective and Narrator

"A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" is written from the perspective of a third-person omniscient narrator.

Tense

"A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The title "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" refers to a mysterious old man who appears in a family's courtyard. However, he's not just any old man—he has a pair of enormous wings attached to him, making him a mystery the townspeople want to solve. Although its subtitle is "A Tale for Children," the story contains hard-hitting religious satire.

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