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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

Gabriel García Márquez
Further Study

Themes, Motifs and Symbols Quiz

Further Study Themes, Motifs and Symbols Quiz

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What does García Márquez present as the typical human responses to weakness, dependence, and difference?

2 of 5
In view of the story's central theme, how might we interpret the old man's refusal to leave?

3 of 5
What is the material manifestation of the magic and wonder that the old man brings to Pelayo and Elisenda's lives?

4 of 5
What symbol does García Márquez use to suggest that the old man is at once natural and supernatural?

5 of 5
What symbol represents the fickleness with which many people approach their own faith?