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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Further Study

Look into other forms of "fantastic" literature, such as fairy tales, science fiction, mythology, superhero comics, or folk legends. Choose specific works of at least two different types and compare their styles and techniques to those of "magic realism" as represented by this story.

Compare the manner in which García Márquez treats the traditional idea of angels in "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" with the way angels are represented or interpreted elsewhere, in some other work or media. Potential sources include feature films, television shows, religious or inspirational literature, and advertising.

Be an amateur "magic realist," loosely following the formula García Márquez employed for "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings." For this assignment, your "village" is any other story you have already studied; the "angel" will be another character you introduce from "outside" the story...

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