How to Read Literature Like a Professor

Select a literary work in which flight signifies escape or freedom. Explain in detail.

In chapter 15 from the book how to read like a literature professor Select a literary work in which flight signifies escape or freedom. Explain in detail.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez's short story "A very Old Man with Enormous Wings" uses flight as literally a means of escape. His story is rooted in magic realism. The old man actually represents an angel-figure or Christ-figure who, because of his looks, is treated like a freak. In the end he literally flies away, escaping the foolishness or sin of man.