A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

how do the villagers respond to the spider girl

what do you think there responce symbolizes how does it relate to the story

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A travelling carnival show comes to the village. The main attraction happens to be a spider-girl. The villagers are intrigued. Tickets to see here are cheaper and she entertains the crowd where as the shy angel recoiled at the attention. The crowd also liked the morality tale behind the spider girl. Disobey your parents and God, or something, turns you into a spider. The crowd has all but forgotten the angel,

"A spectacle like that, full of so much human truth and with such a fearful lesson, was bound to defeat without even trying that of a haughty angel who scarcely deigned to look at mortals"

The theme is sad but couched firmly in human nature.


Short Story "Old Man with Enormous Wings"