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The magic window gives us a unique insight into the psyche of the protagonist and into the very fabric of the literature itself It shows us a different perspective and enables us to see a deeper level of the character where only their instincts are visible The concept of embodying the theme of a story in one symbol is very interesting as it clearly defines the various levels of involvement from the main character from the superficial right down to the detailed depicts the state of being of the protagonist throughout the novelle From the analysis of the central symbol it would seem that the all actions and events of the novelle are deeply linked so it appears that this magic window is indeed magic In the Ninth Story from the Decameron the central symbol is the falcon that is one of Federigos last possessions On a superficial level the falcon is well known for being a noble and dignified creature and we see this reflected in Federigos own noble disposition After losing all his money and belongings he still does not ask anybody for money He accepts his situation as being a result of his own actions knowing that he would never be able to live the way he wished in the city he moved to where his farm was asked nothing of anyone and endured his poverty patiently On a deeper level the falcon is a direct reflection of Federigos character This falcon is well known for its skill it is the best that ever flew and Federigo of noble birth no matter how poor he is is well known and respected for his nobility and dignity The two have similar qualities and thus by analyzing the central symbol of the falcon we are able to see through the magic window into Federigos own character In Die Taube the central symbol
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