A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

 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”.


About Susan Fourtané

As a citizen of the world, Susan began her search for her place in the world back at the beginning of the year 2000. After many travels looking for her place in the world, her soul found that place in Finland in September 2006. She has been living in Helsinki ever since, where she combines fiction and non-fiction writing with Philosophy studies and teaching.
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