Old Man With Enormous Wings Religion

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“A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez centers on religion. Many of the main components of this story relate to religion. The angel, the priest, the child, and the people that came to see the angel all link to religion The angel in this story comes to the child at the beginning of the story. The angel first comes in my opinion, to take the child out of his sickness, and to come with him to heaven. But the angel changes his mind as he stays on earth longer and longer. By the end of the story, the angel decides to heal the baby, not take it away. The angel decides the father of the baby Pelayo, and the mother of the baby, Elisenda, should keep the child. Once the angel saw how horrible and mean people acted on earth, he decided to leave one precious thing. The baby and Jesus both lived similar lives. Both of them were small babies when someone brings them gifts. The…show more content…
The people show no respect to the angel. The people only make fun of him. They made fun of the angel because they thought he was just a regular person. They verbally abused the angel. They also threw things at him. Those people treated the angel like most people in the bible treated Jesus. Both of them only get angry once. The angel yells once while Jesus turns over the sinners’ tables in the temple once. “The only time they succeeded in arousing the angel was when they burned his side with an iron… He awoke with a start, ranting in his hermetic language.” (Marquez 272) Besides those two situations, they were perfect People never loved either of them until time ticked away. The angel flew away while Jesus rose up to go be with his father in heaven. “Then she went to the window and caught the angel in his first attempts at flight… But he managed to gain altitude.” (Marquez 274) But Jesus and the angel never truly attacked anyone. The crowd of people in both times did not succeed in truly angering either

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