Kate Chopin's Use Of Birds In The Awakening

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Chopin’s use of birds In Kate Chopin`s novel The Awakening, she often utilizes the various images of birds. Chopin begins the story with two birds a green and yellow parrot, and a persistent mocking bird. Both birds can symbolize ideas about the story from their description and their characteristics. In the beginning of the story the parrot says; Allez vous-en! Allez vous-en! Sapristi! That’s all right! This means get out! Get out! Damn it. This shows how the parrot was a rude bird. The parrot also spoke Spanish, and another language no one understands. In the story Chopin also shows how the mocking bird’s characteristics are. Chopin says the mocking bird is persistent. In the story it says the mocking bird whistles its fluty notes out in

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