What does the man with enormous wings represent in "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings"?
"A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" plays heavily on ambiguity.
Garcia Marquez never allows the reader to settle comfortably into one attitude or the other...
For this reason, identifying a single meaning in the winged character is quite difficult. A number of symbolic meanings are available depending on our interpretation.
The most compelling reading of this character sees him as a representative of people's faith, both in humanity and religion. Like religion in the context of the story, the man is open to interpretation. Also, religion in the text is...
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