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A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Summary: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: irony, symbolism, theme, description


Story: "A very old man with enormous wings" 1955

Author: Gabriel García Márquez (1928- )

Central Character: A very old man with enormous wings that they call an angel and that was found in a stormy night in the rear of Pelayo's courtyard. Other characters: Pelayo, Elisenda, a neighbor woman who knew every thing about life and death, Father Gonzaga, a woman that had turned into a spider, the whole neighborhood and other people that came from everywhere to watch the angel.

Setting: Pelayo and Elisenda's house, in a South American town, especially in the wire chicken coop, where the angel was locked with the hens.

Narrator: Objective narrator.

Events in summary: (1) Pelayo goes to throw the crabs that had entered his house during the storm to the sea in a rainy night, and on his way back he finds a very old...

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