Danny the Champion of the World Symbols, Allegory and Motifs
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Drugging of pheasants
The pheasants are drugged by Danny and his father, and later six of them die due to overdose, so they are taken home to be eater. This shows disturbing images of animal cruelty as a social norm.
This is the vehicle that Danny and his father consider to be home. Indeed, it seems to perpetuate common ideas about Gypsies wanting to be free to roam as the van was “on a small country road surrounded by fields and woody hills.”
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