A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel García Márquez

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What is the rising action in the story "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings"?

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The rising action of a piece of literature can be defined as the stage following the exposition of the story (where a problem is explained to the audience) and features a series of complications resulting from the initial problem. In this story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, it is clear that the rising action of the story relates to the various responses to the old man with enormous wings - Pelayo and his wife charging admission to view the man and Father Gonzaga denouncing the man as an imposter, for example. We as readers are left to wonder how the story will turn out as a result of all of these complications.

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