Out Stealing Horses Symbols & Objects

Anne Born and Per Petterson
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Titmice

At the beginning of the novel there are several birds, called Titmice, that are banging themselves against the window trying to get into the cabin. Trond is confounded at what they are trying to get from him. These birds represent memories from his past that have been kept at bay for long enough, and with his move to the cabin, are not going to be ignored. But like birds, his memories are fragile and if he doesn't deal with them soon, it will be too late.

Weather

The weather is used throughout the novel to indicate and set the tone/mood for the scene. In many instances there is a snow storm or a terrible thunderstorm just before something ominous happens. Likewise, when he is the happiest, the sun is at its height.

Doubles

There are many doubles throughout the novel. First, there is the double...

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