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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

by Gabriel García Márquez

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings: Symbols True or False

1. Which of these creatures is the angel compared to?→Buffalo
2. Why is the old man associated with storms?→The National Weather Service named a hurricane after him.
3. How does captivity figure into the story?→Whenever someone tries to touch the angel, he locks them in a cage.
4. What's the point of the lunar dust?→It shows how beauty and miracles are ignored by society and treated like ordinary things.
5. Which religion do the townspeople practice?→Buddhism

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