A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel García Márquez

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Why is the "angel" an old man instead of a young man in "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings"?

Why is the "angel" an old man instead of a young man in "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings"?

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The fact that the man is old just adds to the ambiguity and mystery of the story. The old man doesn't fit the expectations of the humans in the story. His old age makes him seem more human than angelic because...

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