The first instance of ignorance in "The Birds" is when Nat makes the assumption that the birds attacked him and his family because they were looking for shelter. When Jill points that the birds pecked at them, and even drew blood, Nat dismisses it by saying, "fright made them do that . . . They didn't know where they were in the dark bedroom."
Mrs. Trigg is equally dismissive when Nat tries to explain to her about the attack. She tells him it was most likely a dream brought on by too much drinking.
"Sure they were real birds," she said, smiling, "with proper feathers and all? Not the funny-shaped kind that the men see after closing hours on a Saturday night?"
Finally, Mr. Trigg ignores the advice from the authorities, saying that "they like to scare you." He not only refuses to board up his house, but tries to take matters into his own hands and shoot the birds with his gun. It results in the deaths of Jim, and Mr. and Mrs. Trigg.
The news announcer is another character who behaves...
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