The Question and Answer section for A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
García Márquez’s story is a great example of "magic realism". It is the melding of both fantasy and realism. The line "The world had been sad since Tuesday" Is written very much in the fashion of a fairytail. The sadness not only refers to the...
I don't recall a specific oxymoron but there is paradox in the story.
The old man looks like a beggar. Father Gonzaga believes it is merely a mortal with wings.