The Art of the Short Story
A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
This story is a beautiful illustration of human cruelty, ignorance, abuse and lack of sensitivity toward other beings who are seen as different and are not understood by society in one way or another.
Garcia Marquez gives the Angel the virtue of patience. Elisenda and Pelayo show how cruel people can be when following their instincts of greed.
This story is a good example of Magical Realism. I enjoyed reading it, especially since I haven’t read anything by Garcia Marquez since I read “A Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera”.