Analysis Of The Book ' Yukio Mishima ' Essay

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Yukio Mishima starts with his birth and family backgrounds in this article, and grab readers into his five-year-old inward world. Mishima born and raised in a poor health situation, so his indomitable grandmother put him in a living environment with only selected girls. This is the core element of Mishima’s childhood, and this also explains why his inside world was so strange compared to other children. A boy lives and plays only with girls and women, will he confused about his sexual preference? The answer is definitely sure. Meanwhile, his poor health situation might also have some relationships to his mania in describing death. He might think live in a poor bad health situation is worser than being a dead corpse. His eager for men and death are the two key components of his five-year-old inside world. Mishima used his fantasy five-year-old stories as a mask to confess his sexual orientation and his mania about death. Back up to the afternoon, when Mishima meets a man who gives him a lifetime image in the book. Mishima describes, “It was a young man who was coming down toward us, with handsome, ruddy cheeks and shining eyes, wearing a dirty roll of cloth around his head for a sweatband”(8). Instead of using general descriptions like the dirty youth was impressive or the dirty man was so stand out. Mishima uses “handsome”, “ruddy cheeks” and “shining eyes” in his book to describe the dirty youth. Men rarely use handsome to describe a guy, and words like cool and nice are…

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