How can Marquez's "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" be interpreted as an "Eastertide" story?
The wondrous ending of Gabriel Marquez's story proves that the old man, ridiculed and berated by man, is greater than the fallible people as he finally flies away,
with the ungainly flapping that slipped on the light and couldn't get a grip on the air. But he did manage to gain altitude. Elisenda let out a sigh of relief, for herself and for him, when she saw him pass over the last houses, holding himself up in some way with the risky flapping of a senile vulture. She kept watching him...until it was no longer possible for her to see him, because then he was no longer an annoyance in her life but an imaginary dot on the the horizon of the sea.
For, the old man with enormous wings transcends the foolish superstitions and credulity and greed of man that would kill him, and, instead, establishes his...
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