How is the story "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" an example of "magical realism" and an allegory?

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As an allegory, Marquez's story certainly has both literal and symbolic levels.  On the literal level, there is the narrative of a desperate family whose illness and poverty are resolved by the appearance of what they call an angel.  After they have profited from the angel, he becomes a burden to the family: "the exasperated and unhinged Elisenda shouted that it was awful living in that hell full of angels."  The angel finally recovers his feathers enough that he flies away.

On the symbolic level the people of the village represent different types of people and their ways of solving mysteries in their lives.  For instance, the priest, who has been indoctrinated in Church procedure , tries a type of exorcism, speaking to the angel in Latin, and accusing the devil of such "carnival tricks" as this dark angel.  Then, he tells the villagers that he must write to the "Supreme Pontiff," the Pope, in order to obtain the final verdict from the highest courts.  But, he words are not...

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