Super Frog Saves Tokyo Analysis

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This is how I describe Super- Frog Saves Tokyo, a peculiar story which was written by Murakami Haruki and was translated by Jay Rubin. In connection with this, this story of Murakami proves his different and astonishing style of writing fiction stories. Moreover, this fiction story of him proves his expertise in depicting imaginary people in imaginary situation.

On the other hand, there are hardworking people who are not acknowledged. There are people who play significant role, but were not recognized. There are extraordinary people who were just thought as ordinary individual. And the story of Super- Frog Saves Tokyo by Murakami narrates such story. Super- Frog Saves Tokyo is all about Katagiri, a debt collector of Tokyo Security Trust
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Frog is described in the story as a giant talking frog. It is the one who recruits Katagiri to help him fight with Worm. Moreover, Frog in this story seems to be intelligent and knowledgeable, because of having deep philosophies, and also because of having words from someone. Like in a conversation between Katagiri, Frog said that, “I just gave them a little scare. A touch of psychological terror. As Joseph Conrad once wrote, true terror is the kind that men feel toward their imagination.” However, in other perspective, Frog may also symbolize other character in our society. In the story, frog serves as a way to transformation specifically to Katagiri. From a neither cared nor one who cares for others, Katagiri had the sense of responsibility with the help of Frog. And in our society, Frog may symbolize God, who is knowledgeable about everything. Like the Frog in the story, God is very persevering. He never became tired in convincing us to do well. And in fighting the evil, like the Frog, God does not require us to fight but just to stay and be with Him. And most importantly, like Frog, we do not need to see Him just to be

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