The subtitle of this story is "A Tale for Children." Why and how does this seem like an apt description? An inapt or ironic one?

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I believe you're referring to the short story "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

The subtitle "A Tale for Children" is appropriate for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the story contains more than a few elements of magical realism , to which children respond more naturally than adults. The idea of a very old man with enormous wings suddenly showing up in a remote village might seem (to adults, at any rate) a little...

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