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David Almond uses many symbols in his novel Skellig. Explain the use of the owls.

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The owls in this moving and impressive novel seem to act as a symbol fo the way that nature naturally shows love and care. Let us remember that the owls feed Skellig , and draw attention to it by their hooting. What is really interesting about this is the way in which Michael and Mina themselves mimic this hooting in the same way to draw attention to their...

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