Butterflies in November Symbols & Objects

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
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The Goose

The author uses the symbol of the goose (and the running over of the goose) to catalyze the entire narrative as well as the journey that the narrator begins soon after.

The Narrator's Wedding Ring

The author uses the narrator's wedding ring to symbolize the existence of her marriage and her attitude towards it. Once the wedding ring disappears into the innards of the goose, the marriage is seemingly over. The narrator then forgets about the ring, demonstrating her rather non-serious attitude regarding her marriage.

The Mobile Bungalow

The novel uses the narrator's mobile bungalow to symbolize her new life. After she wins the bungalow, it catalyzes many of the events of the novel. It first cements the fact that the narrator will go on her journey to find herself. Secondly, it leads to the narrator's co-habitation with Tumi, changing her attitude towards motherhood.

Thorstein and the Narrator's Home

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