A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel García Márquez

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How do I approach writing about "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" by Gabriel Marquez? I had a great difficulty reading this story. I was put off by it and honestly think it is just a bit...

How do I approach writing about "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" by Gabriel Marquez?

I had a great difficulty reading this story. I was put off by it and honestly think it is just a bit ridiculous.

 

 

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A good way to write about the story is to investigate its historical background and religious context. Doing so will make the story more readily comprehensible as well. One issue to remember is that you are reading a translation of a story from a culture quite different from your own, which means that there are many things that would be apparent to its intended audience that you will find opaque or frustrating unless you can fill in the background for yourself (your instructor may be doing some of this in lectures).

I would focus on the ways...

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