Saturday, December 28, 2019

The Imaginary Comparison of A Very Old Man With Enormous...

Giants and Angels roam the pages of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s stories, â€Å"A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings†, and â€Å"The Handsomest Drowned Man In The World†, creating the perfect scene for magical realism. Many of the elements within these stories coincide with each other; this has everything to do with the overall component of magical realism, which binds together similarities and sets apart differences. The theme of each story can be found within the other and can stand by itself to represent the story it belongs to, the settings are similar in location and the ability to change but different in their downsides and the writing style is so similar it is complicated to find any differences. Marquez is a master story-teller whose works of art†¦show more content†¦The first story shows this theme through the man not killing the angel and later showing enough compassion for him to allow him to sleep in the shed. Also, the people are content with thei r lives even though their house is filled with crabs. They are not wishing for something more. â€Å"The Handsomest Drowned Man† shows its own theme through the women being so compassionate towards a dead man. They even take the time to sew him pants because he doesn’t fit into any of the pants that the regular sized men wear. They also spent time thinking of how tragic his life must have been because he could not fit through any doors, displaying empathy towards him. But their disgrace is that they end up wishing that their own men could be like the drowned man whom they named Esteban. â€Å"They secretly compared him to their own men, thinking that for all their lives theirs were incapable of doing what he could do in one night, and they ended up dismissing them deep in their hearts as the weakest, meanest and most useless creatures on earth†. The reason why this story could also have the same theme as â€Å"A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings† is becaus e the women longed for their men to defy nature and be as strong and mighty as the drowned man. The longing for this ruins the natural course of things because Esteban is dead, and the women are already

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