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What is the setting of the short story "The Birds" by Daphne Du Maurier?

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The setting of Daphne du Maurier's short story, "The Birds," is the Cornish coast of England in autumn during the threat of Cold War in the 1950's and 1960's.

This time of year is appropriate to the theme of du Maurier's story because autumn is a season that presages change from the beauty and calm of the fullness of the year to a time of death with winter. At this time of the year, the birds are restless as the sea gulls run on the beaches and...

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