This animal materializes during dark times usually seen by the main character, Agnes. When she sees the creatures, she does not necessarily associate them with the bleakness that others do. Rather, she relates to them on deeper levels and uses them as a way of better understanding her own story and feelings.
Agnes' Mother's Stone
This object is the last thing Agnes' mother gives her before leaving. Agnes places it under her tongue, so that she can speak to the birds. It never does allow her to speak and protect her, which are also things that her mother was not able to do for her.
Agnes shares her own visions, as well as those of others, and each one conveys significant information to the overall plot. These trances shape the characters' understandings of certain concepts, opinions of other characters, understandings of the world, and what future...
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