A Tale for the Time Being Symbols & Objects

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Trains

Jumping in front of a train is a common way to commit suicide in Japan. Nao's father attempts to fall in front of a train when he cannot find a job to support his family.

Jungle Crow

The Jungle Crow is native to Japan. Ruth and Oliver are surprised to see the Jungle Crow in Canada. Ruth follows the Jungle Crow in her dream to find Haruki #2 to tell him that his daughter needs him. The crow also is key to helping Oliver find Pesto.

Pesto

Pesto is Oliver and Ruth's cat. The cat runs out into the night after Ruth and Oliver have a fight. The cat does not return and Oliver is upset and searches for him periodically even in rain storms.

Nao's Diary

Nao writes a diary when she is sixteen that documents the bullying and torture of her classmates and her decision...

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