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What does the angel in the story A very old man with enormous wings written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez symbolize This question is very significant to the story because it will tell us the message that the author is trying to relay to the reader One might say that the angel and his wings signify the newfound wealth of the family Others may say that he symbolizes Jesus Christ himself I personally believe that the angel symbolizes faith in God and the path that people take to find himIn the beginning of the story the first time they see the fallen angel they say He must have been coming for the child This shows us that peoples first impression of something that they do not know is that it is bad They believe since they cannot explain it that is going to do something bad such as take the sick baby away This is how people are when they are first introduced to the idea of God and faith When they first hear of it they are scared and fearful automatically because they cannot understand it After we see that the people are fearful of the angel and cannot understand him we see that they cannot put an end to him though when the author tells us they did not have the heart to club him to death This relates to faith in God because once you learn of him and are made aware he is there you cannot forget about him no matter how little you know about him Just like they could not kill the angel you cannot kill the idea of God in your mind When the author says A short time afterward the child woke up without a fever and with a desire to eat the people of the town didnt think that the angel had anything to do with it This is like a person faith in God because people
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