A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel García Márquez

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What is the tone in "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings," and who is the villain, the protagonist, antagonist?

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The tone is one of instruction and caution, like a fairy tale. In fact, if you look at the title, you will see that its complete title is "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings : A Tale for Children." Upon first reading, you may think this is the *last* thing you'd want to read to your child! But think of the stories of the Brothers' Grimm. Those tales also were...

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