A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

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It is certainly uncommon for an old man with enormous wings to appear in to your very own backyard.. One of the most common characteristics of a magic realism story is making the uncommon seem like it is nothing out of the ordinary The story "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" is a short story written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Because of this stories abundant use of presenting magic in the mundane, real-world setting and its theme of treating the extraordinary as ordinary, this short story is undoubtedly classified as magic realism. The story immediately jumps into introducing the man in the title with the scene of Pelayo throwing all of his access crabs into the courtyard since he had caught such a large amount. After introducing his wife to the man with large, half-plucked buzzard wings did he and his wife thought this to be a quite surprising sight, and soon went to grab their friend to show them their finding. While some people, after declaring that this winged creature was in fact an angel from the great beyond and help to aid the sick old man, instead they threw him on an old raft and sent him out into the water for three days. Only when he came back, they threw him into the chicken coop and to throw…show more content…
In this carnival there is a woman "who had been changed into a spider for having disobeyed her parents" (Marquez 498) the admission to see this creature was not only less than the admission to see the very old man with enormous wings, but instead of only being allowed to admire, onlookers were able to ask all sorts of questions to the girl. The very fact that this girl had been transformed from a human being into "frightful tarantula the size of a ram with the head of a sad maiden" (Marquez 498) because she had sneaked out of her bedroom to go to a school dance and was caught red handed by her parents. Her disfigurement is nothing more than a

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