The Birds Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

Describe the role Mrs. Hocken plays in the story. How does her character represent the role of women at the time of the story’s publication? Be sure to include examples from the text to strengthen your arguments.

Topic 2

What do you think the birds symbolize? What clues does Du Maurier give the reader about the message in their attack? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Topic 3

Do you think Nat Hocken is a good father and husband? Why or why not? How does Nat treat his family at the opening of the story? How does his treatment change as the attacks persist? Be sure to include examples from the text to strengthen your arguments.

Topic 4

What role do the Triggs play in the story? Why do you think the Triggs are killed while the Hockens survive? What lesson...

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