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1 A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

2 A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings By Gabriel Garcia Marquez
We will talk about… Magic Realism & Imagery Author Author’s country of origin Religion and Mythology

3 Magic Realism Elements of fantasy, dreams, fairy tales, folklore, or mythology. Earthly, realistic settings. Laws of nature suspended. Realism combined with fantasy / supernatural. Humorous and thought-provoking results.

4 Magic Realism Example #1
“He had to go very close to see that it was an old man, a very old man, lying face down in the mud, who, in spite of his tremendous efforts, couldn't get up, impeded by his enormous wings.”

5 Magic Realism Example #2
“Against the judgment of the wise neighbor woman, for whom angels in those times were the fugitive survivors of a spiritual conspiracy, they did not have the heart to club him to death.”

6 Imagery Words or phrases that appeal to the senses.
Most commonly appeals to sense of sight.

7 Imagery Example #1 “Sea and sky were a single ash-gray thing and the sands of the beach, which on March nights glimmered like powdered light, had become a stew of mud and rotten shellfish.”

8 Imagery Example #1 “Then he noticed that seen close up he was much too human: he had an unbearable smell of the outdoors, the back side of his wings was strewn with parasites and his main feathers had been mistreated by terrestrial winds, and nothing about him measured up to the proud dignity of angels.”

9 Your Turn! Find five examples of magic realism in the story.
Find five examples of imagery in the story using at least three of the senses.

10 Gabriel José García Márquez
The Author's Life

11 Growing Up… “I feel that all my writing has been about my experiences of the time I spent with my grandparents.” Raised by grandmother and grandfather in home believed to be haunted by several spirits!

12 Grandmother told him ghost stories and of superstitions and omens—”the wildest of stories with a completely normal tone of voice” that made the listener wonder if they really were true. Her stories had him afraid to leave his chair, half terrified of ghosts!

13 Grandfather, a town “war hero,” told him
stories of battles and how there was no greater burden than to have killed a man —Gabriel was younger than eight when his grandparents told him these stories!

14 How did the author’s childhood influence the writing of “AVOMWEW”?
Specifically, how did the grandmother influence him? Specifically, how did the grandfather influence him? + ? =

15 Influences on Your Life
Who is or has been the most influential in your life? If you were to write stories, what experiences in your life do you think would be the most influential?

16 The Author’s Country of Origin
Any idea of what it may be?

17 at the Following Pictures… (Next Slide)
Then Think about it… Recognize any of them? Pay attention to the pictures, I’m going to ask you about them!

18 What Country is this? ?????????? ???????

19 That’s Right! It’s COLOMBIA!
Let’s see if you remember… Where is it located? What is the official language? What are the colors of the flag? Did you recognize any faces? What are some of the exporting goods the country is known for? Can you guess what is the most popular religion in Colombia?

20 Your Task… Create a PowerPoint presentation about Colombia.
Work on groups of four. Each group will research 8 interesting and relevant facts about their topic. Topics: Economy, Language, Geography, Population, Religion, Important Figures, Political system.

21 Religion of Colombia The main religion in Colombia is Catholicism.
- What percentage of the population of Colombian is Catholic? - What are three of the roles of a priest?

22 The First Sphere of Christian Angels
Seraphim- What do these angels do? What do they look like? Cherubim– Where do these angels dwell? What do they look like? Orphanim- What is their main job? What do they look like?

23 Second Sphere of Christian Angels
Dominions- What is their main job? Virtues- What is their main responsibility? What do they look like? Power- What is their main concern? What do they look like?

24 Third Sphere of Christian Angels
Principalities- What is their main responsibility? What do they look like? Archangel- What is their main responsibility? Angel- What is their main responsibility?

25 Catechism A catechism is a summary or exposition of doctrine, traditionally used in Christian religious teaching. Find out when the Roman Catholic catechism was written and for what audience it was written.

26 Latin as a “sacral language”
When was Latin first used by the Catholic Church? When was it no longer required? What are three advantages of the church’s use of Latin?

27 A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings
Let’s review… What is magic realism & imagery? Give me some examples. Who is the author? Tell me about his life. What is the author’s country of origin? Tell me some facts about this country. Tell me about the religion and mythology related to the story.

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