A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel García Márquez

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In "A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings," why are the old man's wings covered with parasites? What do they represent?

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As in all questions of representation, interpretation is required here. (There is no single, fixed answer.) However, that said, we can make some pretty solid interpretations. First,...

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Pelayo and Elisenda are pretty parasitic. If everyone who the angel tries to help treats him in this manner, no wonder he is a mess.

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