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Analysis Of A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

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Mythological criticism explores how the imagination uses myths, symbols, to different cultures and dates or ages, it also has an form that examens symbols and characters to find a deeper meaning. In the story “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings,” by Gabriel García Márquez, fails to explain that that he is an angel. This story is one of the most well-known examples of the mythological styles, combining the everyday details of Pelayo and Elisenda life with exotic elements such as a flying man and a spider woman to create a tone of equal parts in a story like fairytale. From the beginning of the story, author’s style comes through in his unusual, just like a fairytale description of the relentless. For example Gabriel García Márquez, “Frightened by that nightmare, Pelayo ran to get Elisenda, his wife, who was putting compresses on the sick child, and he took her to the rear of the courtyard”(). Pelayo's first reaction to a relentless presence is it's not real at all, just a nightmare. So, immediately people know that Pelayo is kind of wimpy and not as hardcore as his wife. When he grabs his wife to follow him into courtyard, it seems as if he was afraid to go out by himself and see what was happening. As seen here the author says, “His huge buzzard wings, dirty and half-plucked, were forever entangled in the mud”(). This is an image of the man's wings, his main dark attribute, literally brings the mythical feel down to earth. This is mostly the opposite of what people would
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