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Balthazars Marvelous Afternoon Why didnt Balthazar receive the money Balthazars Marvelous Afternoon written by Gabrial Garcia Marquez is a story about a birdcage and a poor carpenter Balthazar In the story Balthazar made a beautiful birdcage that was commissioned by Pepe the son of a rich man Jose Montiel However when the carpenter took it to the boy his father refused to pay and rather said to sell it other people Although Balthazar got really angry he gave the cage to Pepe as a present At the end of the story he told townpeople that he got much money from the rich man and bought everyone cerebratory drinks Then why didnt Balthazar receive the money First he had no intention of money when making beautiful cage In the story he was accustomed to making and creating cage since childhood So when Pepe ordered a cage he could make small cage just quickly rather than create big and beautiful cage for two weeks p 381 ll 4550 Also if he was interested in earning the money he would not even start to work on the cage only by commission of the little boy because he couldnt be sure whether he can get money or not However Balthazar was a artist rather than a common carpenter What he really wanted as making the cage was to make the little boy happier Secondly he felt mean and dirty about rich mans money In this story the cage was splendid and beautiful as much as news of its beauty had spreaded even before he finished the cage So even though a doctor insisted on buying that cage he didnt sell it because he made only for Pepe But Pepes father treated Balthazar like a sly merchant but praised its beautyp 384 ll 4550 So Balthazar thought that if he received money for the cage it was to exchange his
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