Due in 8 hours
1. The subtitle of this story is “A Tale for Children.” Why and how does this seem like an apt description? an inapt or ironic one?
2. How do the various characters interpret the winged man? How do they arrive at their interpretations? What might their interpretations reveal about them? about people and/or the process of interpretation in general?
3. Why do so many people at first come to see the winged man and later stop doing so?
Why is Elisenda so relieved when he finally flies away? What insights into human behavior might be revealed here? Might any constitute a theme?
4. Compare and contrast the differing portrayal of the Spider-Girl and the Angel. Is there a wider purpose behind this contrast? How can the two be read as representing different approaches to literature?