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In the short Story ''A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings'' Do you think the village...

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In the short Story ''A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings'' Do you think the village people are kind? Can you give me some reasons?

Do you think the village people are kind? Can you give me some reasons?"

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aoibhinn | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted October 24, 2008 at 12:11 AM (Answer #1)

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The Villagers do not appear to be kind. When the couple sets up a kind of "freakshow," the villagers are all too eager to line up to gawk at the poor old man. You see almost no sense of sympathy from any of the crowd, and those that do show signs of empathy do not act on it.

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