What are some symbols in "The Birds" by Daphne Du Maurier?

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In "The Birds," Du Maurier employs a number of symbols. Here are a few to consider:

  • The gun symbolises how man underestimates the power of nature . Mr Trigg thinks that shooting the birds will be fun, for example, and will solve the problem of the birds' attacks. But, as Nat predicted, guns are powerless against them. In fact, the birds...

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