Consider the imagery in the novel. What is Chopin doing with all these birds? What do these references to birds help the reader to understand? The author goes one step further and suggests associations between images and the character and /or events, such that an image is not only itself, but suggest something else too. For example, notice how many birds appear in this novel. There is a pigeon house, there are Made. Reisz's comments about birds, and there is a bird with a broken wing mentioned near the end of the book. There are other references also. What is Chopin doing with all these birds. What do these references to birds, especially as they relate to Edna, help the reader understand?
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