He as a certain pompous walk to him, with his fresh clothes and his thick cigar.
The disastrous bird represents tradition - solidified by years of innocent childhood memories - that Melinda can no longer understand after being raped.
On the other hand, Melinda’s parents idolize this turkey and what it stands for.
Anderson uses the evolution of birds and their meaning to Melinda Sordino to unify themes related to trauma, redemption, and freedom.
The evolution of the meaning of birds in this novel can be traced back to the Sordino family’s symbolic Thanksgiving turkey.
A few examples in where Joseph Conrad uses this stylistic device of the element of dark and light was in the telling of the story of the two captains.
Fresceven and Danes were stationed at a post near a native village.
Heavy/controversial topics are discussed in Anderson’s work, and not all of her message can be conveyed through literal concepts on the sentence level.
The symbol of birds reflect protagonist Melinda’s inner conflicts as the story progresses.
The very first symbol – is the red scarf, that Mattie wears, when she is presented to the reader and Ethan.
The symbol in this case plays a very important role in the plot development – it immediately catches the reader’s attention, as red is a prominent color on the background of white and grey colors of winter.