The Birds

by

Daphne du Maurier

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Mrs. Trigg Character Analysis

Mrs. Trigg is “a good-tempered woman” who, like her husband Mr. Trigg, is foolishly nonchalant about the birds. Upon greeting Nat following his first late-night tussle with the creatures, she dismisses his story as a nightmare and suggests he write to the newspaper for an explanation. She also wonders if the cold snap is coming from Russia, further echoing Cold War fears. Nat finds her body the next day beside a broken umbrella and a pile of dead gulls.
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Mrs. Trigg Character Timeline in The Birds

The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Trigg appears in The Birds. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...that day, Nat stops by the farm to check that all is well. He tells Mrs. Trigg of the previous evening’s battle with the birds. She is dismissive of his story, positing... (full context)
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...his body trampled and his gun beside him, Mr. Trigg lies by the phone, and Mrs. Trigg is dead upstairs alongside an umbrella. The Triggs’ sheep and cows, meanwhile, remain alive. (full context)