Three Day Road Symbols & Objects

Joseph Boyden
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Windigo

The concept of a human turning windigo is symbolic of when a human has broken a long-held taboo and has unleashed an evil within them that they can never come back from. Even though their present environments may have caused them to do something unspeakable, the windigos had a choice not to act in the way they did. It is seen in all three of the instances where a windigo is killed. They all feel remorse and do not want to die but they cannot come back from the dark place they have traveled to.

In the first windigo case, Micah's wife and child both want to live and try to act normal. The wife especially is remorseful for what she has done but Niska's father knows that she cannot come back from the madness that consumed. She has eaten parts of her husband and even...

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