The Birds Setting & Symbolism

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England

England is the country where The Birds is set. The only clue to the story’s setting comes when the wireless radio plays “God Save the Queen,” England’s national anthem, before going off the air.

Winter

Winter is the season in which The Birds is set. The bleak, dreary weather adds to the sense of isolation and despair that characterizes the story.

The Birds

The Birds are the villains that attack and kill the innocent villagers for unknown reasons.

The Wireless Radio

The Wireless Radio is Nat Hocken’s only connection to the outside world for receiving information. When the birds begin attacking, the wireless radio goes silent, symbolizing “the calm before the storm.”

Gun

A Gun is what Mr. Trigg offers Nat Hocken for protection. Nat refuses Trigg’s offer, realizing that a gun will do little against a sky full of angry birds. At...

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