edna Pontellier is the main character who wishes to spread her wings and seek individuality. she is in like manner to a bird. through the symbols of birds, we see Edna’s emotions, the choices she took, good or bad, in her journey of self-discovery. edna at first is seen as a beautiful parrot locked in the cage: a green and yellow parrot which hung in a cage outside the door page 5 but in the end the image transforms into a disabled bird that flies freely: a bird with a broken wing was beating the air above reeling fluttering circling disabled down to the water. page 120

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