A Comparison Of The Magic In "The Rocking-Horse Winner" And "A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings"


A Comparison of the Magic in "The Rocking-Horse Winner" and "A Very Old Man
Magic arises out of the two main characters of D.H. Lawrence's "The
Rocking-Horse Winner" and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Paul, in the first story,
pulls out higher forces to help him decide who the winner of the next horse
race will be. In the Marquez story, a nameless and elderly angel lands on
earth to experience first hand the human behavior he strives to correct.
The magic in the air gives these stories a feeling of suspense. They are
horrifying, if not in the Stephen King horror genre. These tales encompass
an undeniable amount of magic, faith, greed, vindication and
misunderstanding.
Pelayo and Elisenda, ...

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the magical things they discover are unbelievable at best.
They often criticize Paul for his affection for a horse he should have
outgrown long ago. No one would believe that the rocking-horse essentially
talked to him. Although the characters in "A Very Old Man with Enormous
Wings" believe that an angel is in their presence, they have no idea what
to do with him. No one had ever dealt with a spirit on this level before.
As he rocked back and forth on his rocking horse, Paul had faith in
finding the winner of the next horse race. For some reason they could not
explain, Paul's uncle and Bassett had faith in him to pick it. They kept
making money on the young boy with faith. The boy, whose parents had no
luck, also had the faith that they did not have. Sadly, his faith killed
him. He wanted so much to rid the house of the voices he heard that he
drove himself to death from the intense pressure he placed upon himself.
When he died, he killed the voices as the spiritual world ...

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up saving the life
of the elderly angel. They give him a chance to rest and start anew by the
couple putting him on display as a sort of circus freak. Sadly enough this
translates over to modern sitings of crucifix marked men. Many religious
fanatics have to travel wide and far to see proof of their faith just like
in the story. The fact that the poor couple makes money off the angel
could be a testament to him being their guardian angel as opposed to the
harbinger of death to their child. They continue to make money off this
freak of nature until another shows up. The spider girl is just another
form of greed in this story. The actual freak is probably just a costumed
human trying ...

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