Flight Behavior: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

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Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterflies are central to the novel, since millions have incorrectly migrated to a rural Tennessee mountain farm for the winter rather than to their usual location in Mexico. Their mis-migration speaks ominously about the rapidity with which climate change is occurring, and means the monarchs could end up extinct.

Sheep

Sheep are the main livestock raised on the Turnbow farm, shorn for wool sales or slaughtered for meat.

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Christmas Tree Ornaments are a bone of contention between Dellarobia and Hester. Dellarobia wants to borrow some from Hester for her and Cub's Christmas tree, but Cub is too intimidated by his mother to ask. Alternative ornaments could be purchased from the local dollar store, but Dellarobia is disgusted by their cheap, flimsy quality as well as being daunted by the cost of buying enough to cover the tree.

Mountain Fellowship Church

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