A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel García Márquez

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What are the main two themes that comes out of this text?

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One clear theme in "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings " is the contrast between the natural and the supernatural.  The old man is himself the best example of this.  He is clearly human, yet he has wings (wings that are so natural it's a wonder everyone doesn't have them, says the doctor) and can fly.  He's treated like an animal, which is even worse, but it's clear the people think he just might be an angel.  The priest is convinced he's human...

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