Themes Analysis of A Very Old Man by Marquez

The story “A Very Old Man” has several themes revolving around it. Among the themes is people’s perception of the supernatural. The girl that was turned into a spider and the old man with wings are an ideal representation of supernatural aspects. People seem to have different views regarding what the old man with wings is all about. There are many people that believe the old man with wings to be an angel. However, other people like the town priest call for further testing. Father Gongzaga does not think that the old man represents an angel since he lacks splendor and dignity. This sentiment is questionable since the people locking him in the chicken cage should be the ones being viewed with the lack of dignity. The old man shows patience in light of this treatment. This theme tries to explore the reactions

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