The Birds | Study Guide

Daphne du Maurier

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Overview

Author

Daphne du Maurier

Year Published

1952

Type

Short Story

Genre

Horror

Perspective and Narrator

"The Birds" is told by a third-person narrator, whose perspective is limited to the viewpoint of the protagonist, Nat Hocken.

Tense

The story is written in the past tense.

About the Title

Birds refers to the murderous animals that feature prominently in the story as the primary antagonists.

Summary

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