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A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Magical realism is an unexplainable event that takes place in a real life setting that incorporates fantastic and mythical elements in realistic fiction. In many stories that contain magical realism they use elements of magical and mundanes that are interwoven seamlessly , also the story is set in an otherwise ordinary world that contains cultural realities which are not always explained , and it contains a metamorphosis that is treated as an everyday event. To begin with , magical realism is unexplainable and in many cases within any story there is a metamorphosis that takes place within the story which is treated not as a miracle , but as an everyday event. According to the text, “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings” the author Gabriel Garcia Marquez uses magical realism when he explains that there was a young girl who got turned into a “frightful tarantula the size of a ram and with the head of a sad maiden.” This is an example of magical realism because in the text this girl goes through a metamorphosis after she disobeyes her parents by sneaking out the house she gets changed into half spider and half girl. The town treats it as an interesting thing but is later treated as an everyday event. Another example of magical realism and metamorphosis is in the text “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” once the villagers find ‘Esteban’ they realize he is a very large man and that “ the tallest men’s holiday pants would not fit him” and because he was so large they
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