Wildwood (Wildwood Chronicles) Symbols & Objects

Ellis, Carson and Meloy, Colin
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Crows

The crows represent death in general and specifically the death that Alexandra has planned for baby Mac. As scavengers, they are typically seen in literature as an omen of death and depicted as hovering over a scene where someone or something is near death. In the warren where Alexandra is keeping Mac, the crows fly in and out and hover over his bassinet, guarding him until he can fulfill his intended purpose. A group of crows is known as a murder, a term that possibly derived from the symbolic meaning of the bird itself.

Prue's name

Prue's name represents someone who is cautious and shows wisdom in their approach to a situation as defined by the word prudence. Prue exercises caution in discerning whom to trust in South Wood and in choosing the right people to ask for assistance. Prue's name also stands in contrast the...

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