A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel García Márquez

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What would you consider the primary dilemma of "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings"?

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What is so fascinating about this story is the way that Marquez has created a piece of fiction that has so many parallels with the experience of a reader reading a story. The primary dilemma in this story is what on earth do the characters make of the angel who has fallen into their lives? What meaning do they construct from his presence and how do they respond? Consider some of the ways in which the villagers want to react to the angel:

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