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In the short story A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabrial Marquez two carnivals occur simultaneously The carnivals take place in a small town sicken with poverty on the shore of the ocean In one of the carnivals there was a very old man with enormous wings whom the townspeople believed was an angel In the second carnival there was a woman who at a young age disobeyed her parents and was turned into a spider The two carnivals had little in common and had different effects on the townspeople The carnival with the angel was perceived as a threat because the angel who Pelayo found in his backyard was itself seen as a threat to the townspeople The threat was expressed by the old wise lady He must have been coming for the child but the poor fellow is so old that the rain knocked him down Pelayo and Elisenda feared that the angel would take their child so they put the angel in the chicken coop Later in the day Father Gonzaga attempted to speak to the angel However to his surprise the angel did not speak Latin the language of God in the Fathers view Father Gonzaga thought that the old man was an angel not one sent by God but the angel of death Therefore Father Gonzaga warned the townspeople The devil had the bad habit of making use of carnival tricks in order to confuse the unwary Although the angel seemed to pose a threat to the townspeople the spider woman posed no threat and could speak their language Both the angel and the spider women intrigued the minds of the people but affected them differently The events surrounding the angel caused so much interest with the townspeople that within a few hours after the priest had been there Pelayo courtyard had the bustle of a marketplace and they had to call in the troops with
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