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just like in the story. The fact that the poor couple makes money off the angel could be a testament to him being their guardian angel as opposed to the harbinger of death to their child. They continue to make money off this freak of nature until another shows up. The spider girl is just another form of greed in this story. The actual freak is probably just a costumed human trying to make money off people’s stupidity. Flaws are obvious in the main characters of each of these two stories. In “The Rocking- Horse Winner” Paul has the flaw of emulating his parents’ footsteps. Because they set the example always to want more money, taking on their greed flaws him. In Garcia Marquez’s tale, the simple couple have greed on their mind. When they are unable to make money, off

what should be a blessing, they find him an annoyance. They share this greed in both stories and this is an undeniable flaw. Another characteristic that joins these two stories is vindication. In the Lawrence tale, Paul gets two sorts of vindication. First, he proves to his mother, the nonbelieiver, that he is truly lucky. The curse is not on every member of the family is the unspoken statement he makes to his mother. This also makes him think in his last few moments that he has also attained the obviously missing love of his mother. Although this is probably not true since his mother is such a greedy character, seemingly incapable of love, at least Paul thinks that he has rectified a horrible relationship between mother and son. Secondly, they vindicate him in an ironic way. His

death is part of his life’s justification. He escapes an unhappy situation. As a blessing to his family, he earns a ton of money for his uncle, Bassett and his family (whom the money should go to upon his death). He helps them out and then gets out of the bad situation of being stuck in such a greedy, luckless family through death. The angel also has a two-part vindication. While entrapped by his own disabilities in the chicken coop, he gets to poke fun at the naive people desperately looking for miracles by granting “consolation miracles” to his customers. These pranks entertained him while he was stuck recovering in an animal’s residence that was like a miniature circus tent. After he finally recovered with dawn of spring, he took to flight. He certainly wouldn’t take

the child with him for fear of staying any longer. He escaped the place that did nothing but use him to move on to provide miracles to people who were worth it. Lastly, intertwined in these two stories is a misunderstanding of the respective phenomenons. The uncle and Basset are interested mostly in winning money off the boy’s talent. Uncle Oscar does appear to have some concern for the boy having fun and appears to find it engaging that the young boy is interested in a hobby of his. Bassett also seems to enjoy the boy’s company, but it certainly apparent after the first few wins that both are mostly using Paul to earn money on his luck. They don’t understand the mostly self-inflicted need to be lucky that Paul feels. He wants to be lucky to win the love of not just his

mother, but also Oscar, Bassett and the family in general. He hides the fact that riding his wooden rocking-horse is the key to his winning and so Oscar and Bassett have little idea of what’s going on. Even at his final ride, the two who share in his lucky picks assume that he got sick under normal circumstances. They don’t fathom to guess that he was trying to defeat the curse of misfortune his family seemed to have an attraction to and the voices in the house which constantly pointed this fact. Of course, they thought he simply played to earn money and enjoy a hobby. From beginning to end, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” shows how ignorant the characters are of the truth in the story. Even at first Pelayo and Elisenda can’t figure out that their discovery is an

angel. It even took the main characters awhile to discover that they could make much money off their find. By the end of the anecdote, the angel has become such an inconvenience that Elisenda was overjoyed to seem him recover and leave. Instead of realizing the blessings the elderly angel brought (apparently saving the child’s life and creating an extra income for the couple for a couple weeks), she found him to be a pest. These fantastical stories have many similar messages and characteristics although each of them is individual. They have the same goal of exploring the misunderstood and magical. These qualities affect the reader. The story becomes engaging as the reader joins the characters in attempting to find out the mysteries behind many of the actions. The characters get