A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings Suspense Analysis

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“.... it was an old man lying face down in the mud…. impeded by this enormous wings” (Marquez 1) That’s one example of how Marquez achieves a constant level of uncertainty in his story. “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez uses suspense to hold the reader's attention.
Supernatural, is defined as an event or things that cannot be explained by nature or science and that are assumed to come from beyond or originate from other worldly forces. "Women who knew everything about life and death... to show them their mistakes" (Marquez 2) Pelayo and Elisenda did not know what to do with the man because it was unique and add that had wings and that's the reason they went to look for someone that could help them. The author keeps the reader's attention with unique or suspense that way the reader's had to keep reading to find out what is going to happen next,
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Even if they see something strange, people are going to pay attention to it. That's what happened to the old man that had enormous wings, people were impressed because they have never seen something like it. The same thing happened with the woman who had been changed into a spider for having disobeyed her parents, when the carnival brought her nobody would pay attention to the old man that had enormous wings.
Marquez's story has many things that can confuse quickly. To not get confused during the story, you need to analyze all the parts of the story, mostly the suspense and uncertainty.
When Pelayo had a long day killing crabs he must be tired and hungry. "One third day of rain they had killed so many crabs ...." "He had to go very close to see.... by his enormous wings" ( Marquez 1 ) How can the reader know if that is not just an illusion or is happening in real life. When you have been doing tired things for the past days people get over tired and sometimes the mind makes you hallucinate things that aren't