Response to essay on "The Very Old Man With Enormous Wings"
What does this piece reveal about people's attitudes towards religion? Why do
the townspeople treat the old man in the way that they do? Do they respond
differently to the spider girl than to the old man? Is there evidence that he is
really an angel? Does that make a difference? Why is the subtitle of the piece "A
Tale for Children"? Why would
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fail at his objective? Explain. Why is the
piece called "A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings" rather than "An Angel"?
Any suggestions? Do the people exploit him? Explain.
Any connection between the old man's arrival and the child's recovery? Is it
simply coincidence? How do you respond to the parents' displaying the old man
to make money off of him? What does that say about them, about their attitudes
towards religion, towards God's work.