Task: Analyze how Gabriel Garcia Marquez uses magical realism in his short stories “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children” and “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World: A Story for Children.” Your essay must reveal to your reader (a) what magical realism is and (b) how each writer uses it for his particular story.
YOUR ESSAY IS AS MUCH ABOUT WHAT MAGICAL REALISM IS AS IT IT ABOUT HOW MARQUEZ USES IT.
Outside Research: You must find and utilize at least three outside sources to help you define what magical realism is. Wikipedia does not count. You may also include, in addition to this requirement,
outside research / criticism about the stories.
Audience: Your audience is a group of individuals who have read the stories; therefore, you do not need to fully recount the plot. You can briefly summarize the story. Your job is to clearly and fully define magical realism and show how those elements contribute to the story. DO NOT JUST NAME MAGICAL REALISM ELEMENTS IN THE STORY. DO NOT USE “I” OR “YOU” FOR THIS ESSAY
Here is the link for A Very Old Man
with Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children: http://www.jonescollegeprep.org/ourpages/auto/2014/1/29/42934518/A_Very_Old_Man_with_Enormous_Wings_pdf.pdf
The link for The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World: A Story for Children: http://www.colorado.edu/studentgroups/shortfiction/The_Most_Handsome_Drowned_Man.pdf
Thank you for writing my essay!