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1A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings By Gabriel Garcia Marquez
2A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings By Gabriel Garcia Marquez We will talk about…Magic Realism & ImageryAuthorAuthor’s country of originReligion and Mythology
3Magic RealismElements of fantasy, dreams, fairy tales, folklore, or mythology.Earthly, realistic settings.Laws of nature suspended.Realism combined withfantasy / supernatural.Humorous andthought-provoking results.
4Magic 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.”
5Magic 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.”
6Imagery Words or phrases that appeal to the senses. Most commonly appeals to sense of sight.
7Imagery 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.”
8Imagery Example #1“Then he noticed that seen close up he was much too human: he had an unbearable smell of theoutdoors, 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.”
9Your 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.
11Growing 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!
12Grandmother 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!
13Grandfather, a town “war hero,” told him stories of battles and how there was nogreater burden than to have killed a man—Gabriel wasyounger thaneight when hisgrandparentstold him thesestories!
14How did the author’s childhood influence the writing of “AVOMWEW”? Specifically, how did the grandmother influence him?Specifically, how did the grandfather influence him?+?=
15Influences 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?
16The Author’s Country of Origin Any idea of what it may be?
17at 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!
19That’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?
20Your 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.
21Religion 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?
22The 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 theirmain job?What do they look like?
23Second Sphere of Christian Angels Dominions- What is theirmain job?Virtues- What is their mainresponsibility?What do they look like?Power- What is their main concern? What do they look like?
24Third 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?
25CatechismA 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.
26Latin 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?
27A 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.