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Olga Tokarczuk
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Astrology

Astrology symbolizes the human need to form a sense of order out of life’s inherent chaos. Janina is a devout believer in astrology, and she uses it as a source of comfort and clarity. Despite the fact that astrology is arbitrary and has no real connection to reality, Janina’s belief in it gives her a sense of certainty in her life.

Hunting

From Janina’s perspective, hunting symbolizes a profound disrespect for the sanctity of life. Janina believes that animal life is just as sacred as human life, and thus she views hunters as murderers. Janina also uses this as a justification for her murders, and the novel thereby criticizes and satirizes Janina’s perspective to varying degrees.

Murders

The murders in the novel ultimately symbolize the destructive nature of extreme worldviews. Janina believes that animal lives are just as valuable as—or possibly...

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