Man With Enormous Wings

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How often do we catch ourselves on changing our interests, switching our attention to new objects? It is hard to answer this question from the scientific point of view but from our own experience we can say that it definitely happens a lot and very often we can not predict it. It just happens without our permission. Unfortunately, it is not something which we consider to be a good trait of human beings. Not keeping enough attention and easily changing our focus of interest causes nothing else but unreliability. Our short-time attention is used a lot by all sources of media. The commercials on TV would make us be obsessed with something for a while and then something new comes up and all the previous interest is gone and replaced by new…show more content…
They find an old man with wings in their courtyard and are told that he is an angel who is there to take their sick child away. They lock him in the chicken coop and present him as an amusement to the community charging fee to see him which bring them a lot of money. The society doubts about angel’s origin and tries to answer their questions, “the most merciful threw stones at him, trying to get him to rise so they could see him standing. The only time they succeeded in arousing him was when they burned his side with an iron for branding steers, for he had been motionless for so many hours that they thought he was dead”(554). Then there is a new amusement appears in the town a woman who was changed into the spider for “disobeying her parents”. The crowd forgets about an angel and moves to a new attraction. The angel keeps living with the family for a while and one day flies…show more content…
People are obsessed with an angel; they come from all over to see him. They all expect to see something supernatural happening. It says, “The curious came from far away. A traveling carnival with a flying acrobat who buzzed over the crowd several times, but no one paid any attention to him because big wings were not those of an angel but, rather, those of a sidereal bat. The most unfortunate invalids on earth came in search of health: a poor woman who since childhood had been counting her heartbeats and had run out of numbers; a Portuguese man who couldn’t sleep because the noise of the starts disturbed him; … and many other with less serious ailments” (554). Everybody really wants to learn if it is a real angel or “just a Norwegian with wings”. Even a local priest Father Gonzaga not being sure about a man with wings being a real angel writes “a letter to his bishop so that the latter would write to his primate so that the latter would write to the Supreme Pontiff in order to get the final verdict from the highest courts”(553). The whole town keeps watching the angel until one day a carnival attraction arrives bringing a spider-woman who tells her story about being changed into the spider for disobeying her parents. Everybody goes to see a poor lady and learn her moral lesson. People bring her meatballs. Nobody cares about an angel any longer. He didn’t justify people

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