A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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People do not Accept what they do not Understand. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez are both short stories and both stories show us what is magical realism. According to Anne Hegerfeldt, ' 'magical realism refers to a mode of writing that may most briefly be characterized as an “amalgamation of realism and fantasy”. The term in its present sense was first applied to Latin American literature from the 1960s, with Gabriel Garcia Marquez 's novel One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) ' '. What is faith? It Is when you believe in someone. Also, faith is giving up your critical thinking and just believing in something that you don 't have proof of, but is your own truth. The short story, A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, is a critique of how society reacts when they see something different from what they are used to seeing every day. People usually feel fear when they do not have an answer to something they consider supernatural. Society today uses the stereotype to provide life with easy answers. Some stereotypes that we hear in society are: all teenagers are misbehaving ,Mexicans have many children, and all people of color steal. Marquez explains the stereotype using the village people when they see the phenomenon of the angel. This story tells the reader about a Colombian family who are visited by a very mysterious old man with enormous wings. The very old man was…
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