A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel García Márquez

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Comment on the idea of poverty here and discuss in what ways, if any, it informs the decisions the characters make or how the story is told. If you think it doesn’t, explain why too.

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Poverty motivates the decisions of several of the characters. For example, Elisenda and Pelayo charge their fellow townspeople money to see the very old man. Elisenda makes this decision because her spine has been disfigured from sweeping her courtyard. Her body has become twisted from...

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