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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings


by Gabriel García Márquez


Character Role Analysis

Father Gonzaga and The Wise Neighbor Woman

Here they are again. The neighbor woman, with her downhome wisdom and unorthodox beliefs and advice, seems to represent popular spirituality. Father Gonzaga, with his book-learning and bureaucracy, is the representative of official religion. And guess what? Neither one is right.