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What do the feathers represent (what significance do they have) in Victor Hugo's poem, "Et nox facta est?"

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[Poetry speaks in many different ways to a vast number of individuals based upon each's person's experiences. As with any art form, once the art is released to the world, it takes on a life of its own. These are only my opinions.]

Victor Hugo was a writer of such famous works Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

A recurring theme in Hugo's work is humanity's ceaseless combat with evil.

Hugo was also a poet. In that he wrote of the conflict within man—a battle between good and evil—it is not surprising that he wrote "Et nox facta est"...

Among his most ambitious works was an epic poem, "Et nox facta est," ("And There Was Night"), a study of Satan's fall. The poem was never completed.

The poem, "Et nox facta est" from The End of Satan (La Fin de Satan ) refers to the fall of Satan when he (and his "host") was cast out of...

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