Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Dogmatism, Intolerance to Difference, and Magic Realism: A Critical Analysis of a Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, well-known Colombian novelist and short story writer, is known for his creation of the literary genre called "magic realism," where magic exists along with reality, blurring the division between the two. This genre is evident in Marquez's works, from his novel 100 Years of Solitude to his short stories, of which the humorous yet truthful depiction of religion and poverty in a small village is illustrated I the short story, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings.
In the story, a couple's and small village's life has changed with the arrival of an angel, allowing readers to get to know the characterization of the townspeople and couple better, as well as see prevalent themes that best...
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