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  • Symbol: Birds
  • Symbol: The Falling Man
  • Symbol: Doorknobs
  • The idea of there being more birds in New York City than people, and the fact that birds mean a lot to Oskar. For example, he created the bird seed shirt so that it could save people from dying in the same type of way that his father did.
  • Seeing the the falling man shows an image of ultimate hopelessness. When looking at the image you know the man is jumping to his death. However, Oskar makes a flip book of the falling man and reverses the image in an attempt to replace terror with comfort.
  • A doorknob on fire would make you completely helpless, and doors have keys. So this imagery mirrors Oskar's journey as well. So there is a possibility that Oskar's key could of helped his grandfather, but that only if he stayed around.
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