In a Dark, Dark Wood Symbols & Objects

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Footprints

Footprints serve as an omen of murder in the novel. Footprints in the snow, leading from the garage to the house, are discovered by Nora while out for a morning run. The footprints at first suggest an intruder, likely an angry local, but are later revealed to be caused by Clare when she went out to the garage to text James from Nora’s cell phone.

Ouija board

The Ouija board in the novel serves as an omen of murder. Flo brings out a Ouija board in the attempt to contact the other side, and for the purposes of entertainment. The word “mmmmurderer” is spelled out while Flo and the others are using the Ouija board, which frightens everyone and throws Nora off especially. Lamarr believes this was deliberately done by Clare.

Nora's cell phone

Nora’s lost cell phone serves as an omen of betrayal...

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