A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel García Márquez

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How do the angel and the spider-woman show the overall meaning of "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings?"

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The angel and the spider-woman -- a giant tarantula with the head of a woman -- are both examples of seemingly supernatural creatures that are treated with contempt. Instead of being astonished by these creatures, people use them for personal profit and treat them like animals. They are both confined and under constant observation, without personal privacy; they are closer to scientific experiments, except that no one...

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