While subtitled “A Tale for Children,” Marquez’s story lacks most of the characteristics often found in of children’s stories. Frequently children’s stories focus on action; Marquez focuses on the characters and their interactions. While there is some action in the arrival, treatment, and departure of the “angel,” much more attention is focused on how the various characters act towards and react to the “angel.” Children’s stories are often about childhood or express a child’s point of view; excep...
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