Magical Realist Style In A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

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Introduction
“A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” is written by Gabriel García Márquez. He was a Colombian novelist and short-story writer who is known throughout Latin America. He is the father of the Magic realism. He was awarded the 1982’s Noble Prize in literature.
García Márquez started as a journalist, and wrote many non-fiction works, but he is famous for his popular novels such as “One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)” and “Love in the Time of Cholera (1985)”. His works have achieved great criticizes. He is most famous for popularizing a literary style named magic realism.
In fact, it is a short story for children. García Márquez always used isolate and solitude style for all of his works, and we can feel it when we read the story.
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Its style is connected to the magical and supernatural events and creatures same as what we can find in folkloric storytelling that is popular in Latin America. “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” is one of the famous examples of the magical realist style, by using many professional details of the characters’ life with fantastic elements such as a flying man and a spider woman to create a tone like a fairy tale to be attractive for its readers. At the beginning of the story the writer used his particula writing style to make the story like fairy tale by using sentences like “The world had been sad since Tuesday” or he described the beach with “like powdered light” to show the muddy sand of beach. Or he described a winged man like a living myth, who was dressed in …show more content…
The phrase he put in title of the story “A Very Old Man” remind me the religion and in fact, Christianity because of the author’s location and society that he lived in. García Márquez wants to describe a world which every people use religion to make money and reach the higher level of society to make life easier to spend. He wants to throw everyone’s attention that catholic churches in South America are not in a good path. And priests want to make people their

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