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The story A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings is full of symbols that carry the real theme of the story First the appearance of the angel was old with bad smell and parasite grown on the huge buzzard wings The wings were dirty and half-plucked and were forever entangled in the mud The author made the appearance of the angel very unpleasant which makes a contradiction to our prejudice We all think that angel should be very beautiful and clean but this angel is just opposite of what we thought If the old man was really an angel this is a test to the villagers complexity of thinking Though the old man was an angel the people around him did not treat him as a holy creature They did not even treat him like a human Pelayo put him in the chicken coop which is not a good place to live The neighborhood came to see the angel tossing him things to eat through the openings in the wire The people around the angel treat him so bad because they were simple-minded which was what the author wanted to imply that the people in the world are mostly narrow-minded We have too many thoughts and values we learnt from the past These thoughts tell us things should be come out this way or things should behave like this Father Gonzaga did not believe the old man is an angel because the angel could not speak Latin He even reported this angel to the church to get a final verdict from the highest court in church This was a very stupid thought First we do not know what is the language of God and God does not need language actually It is just the people in the church make up stories to specify the image of God They humanized God But we all are a kind of creature on earth we just have higher intelligence
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