To Bird, visiting this mysterious continent has long been a goal and a dream.
These provide constant and consistent temptation throughout the narrative, reminding Bird of his dreams and urging him to follow through on their desire to avoid responsibility.
Bird and his wife live in a small, under-furnished space that narration leaves generally un-described (with the exception of the very telling detail that Bird keeps clean underwear on the top of the television).
This is vividly white and clean, still wrapped in plastic, and is parked by Bird's bed in his apartment, and serves as a powerful and intimidating symbol of the responsibility he is determined to avoid.
Bird takes refuge from his life and responsibilities here.
The Cram School
This is an institution where education is defined in minimalist terms, teaching students...
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