The Strange Bird: A Borne Story Themes & Motifs

Jeff VanderMeer
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Captivity and Imprisonment

The Strange Bird’s constant imprisonment strongly affects her mental state and perspective. The Strange Bird is constantly being imprisoned throughout the novel. At the start, the Strange Bird is imprisoned in the laboratory. Following this, the Strange Bird is free for a period and then once again captured by the Old Man. Following her stay with the Old Man, she is taken by Charlie X. During this time period, the Strange Bird’s wings are removed, thus shackling her to the Magician. This removal of her wings bolsters the Strange Bird’s imprisonment. She is constantly being restrained by multiple different characters and events in the novel. Perhaps most significantly, the Strange Bird’s compass imprisons her as well. This compass forces the Strange Bird to travel south. The Strange Bird is only given true freedom of choice after Wick heals her. Wick...

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