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When Pelayo was coming back to his house he found an old man face down in the mud with a pair of enormous wings The neighbor told them he was an angel and must have been knocked down by the rain In the short story A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings Gabriel Garca Mrquez reveals some of his ideas of human nature He shows how pessimistic humanity can be through an experience with a fallen angel One portrayal found in the story was the idea of human greed and selfishness Most people are interested in what is best for them or how they can take advantage of something for their own good In the story the Pelayo and Elisenda husband and wife had an angel fall into their yard At first they were going to put the angel on a raft and free him from their chicken coop prison Instead they decided to charge admission to see the fallen angel that they held captive in their courtyard 6 They knew that people would come from everywhere to see this spectacle and took advantage of the situation By keeping this angel locked up in the chicken coop they were profiting off of his misery The people that came complained of their many problems and were looking for the angel to help them They were all concerned with themselves and their own problems rather than the angels well being This selfishness is just part of human nature The human race will always look for the best options to benefit themselves Humans seem to have a very short attention span The smallest things can be amusing and keep our attention but generally only for a short time The human race is always looking for the new best thing whether it is the hippest fashions the newest fastest cars or the top-of-the-line computers In A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings the people were amazed by the fact
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