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    Often, Haruki Marukami’s short stories are one-sided and only demonstrate one side to gender representations. Most of Marukami’s fictional stories exemplify patriarchy in Japan, during which his female characters are positioned as objects for the subjectivity of males. The women used in Murakami ‘sworks are not empowered by feministic views; thus, the female subjects do not stand up for their own well-being. Throughout Haruki Marukami’s stories, female characters are used to represent the realities that several females faced in contemporary Japan, such as: isolation and seclusion, contradictive feminism, and fierce violence. This is evident in Marukami’s “The Little Green Monster,” where a nameless woman sits isolated in her house staring…

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    Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is a novel that effectively blends science fiction and fantasy, written by Haruki Murakami, a well known Japanese writer. He is not only famous in Japan, but he also is successful in his books over the world with his work being translated into many languages due to his writing style and the way he conveys deep meaning of the book to readers. Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is a fun book which is be able to bring some messages about…

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    1985 novel, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami. Murakami distinct use of parallel narration illustrates the complexity of human thought and behavior. Expressing the fine connection between the conscious and subconscious part of the mind. Through the use of motifs and relating characters in each narration, Murakami is able to outline the faint relationship between the conscious and subconscious parts of the human mind. This relationship can be seen from early on in…

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    Short Essay: After Dark Haruki Murakami tests the boundaries between everyday Tokyo reality and a surreal realm in After Dark. The book follows two sisters who are each present in different realities. In this novel, Murakami uses sleep as a symbol of disengagement and disassociation from the world. The plot bounces between many different locations, but centralizes around Eri’s bedroom and the love hotel, Alphaville. Takahashi discloses to Mari later in the book that his original business of…

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    been a sufficient wellspring of stimulation. As innovation has advanced, writing can be viewed as motion pictures. Norwegian Wood was written by Haruki Murakami in 1987 and transformed into a film in 2010. The story revolves around two primary characters, Toru Watanbe and Naoko. Toru and Naoko experienced a progression of sad occasion when Naoko 's love interest and best friend, Kizuki, committed suicide during their time in college. The two were not able adapt to their…

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    The question is, would you forgive? Imagine it’s your family member who didn’t come home from one day, you’re sitting there waiting for them to walk in that door whether it’s your mother, father, brother, or sister but they just never return. Imagine that it was your fault that they didn’t come home. If knowing it was my fault in a way, I would forgive. In the short story “The Seventh Man” by Haruki Murakami, there are two young boys who are best friends,inseparable, always together doing…

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    Japan faced a catastrophe that would forever embed itself in the history of the nation. This event was the 1995 Tokyo Sarin gas attack. During this event Sarin gas was released in the Tokyo subway system resulting in twelve dead and thousands injured. This attack was conducted by five members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult (Aum). In his book Underground, Haruki Murakami interviewed the victims and ex-members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult in order to discover what occurred during the 1995 Sarin attacks.…

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    The Life of Solitude To many, loneliness, and solitude could be considered synonyms; however, when looked at closely, they are actually quite the opposite. Loneliness can be described as “a painful negative state where we feel alone, and cut off and estranged from other people” (“loneliness”). On the other hand, solitude can be described as, “a positive state where we are perfectly happy to be by ourselves, relish and enjoy our own company” (“solitude”). While both words similarly describe a…

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    “I was considering always in my room of the lodging house and besides, felt that it is vain to try. Because reading a lot of books doesn’t indulge my appetite actually, then, I gave it up. At the same time, gradually I couldn’t catch the meaning even myself that what I read the books so much for.” Souseki Natsume wrote this in his essay ‘My individualism’, which retrospect the prehistory of shaping ‘A theory of literature’ and it was the description when he was studying abroad in England in…

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    If your best friend was swept up by a giant wave, would you blame yourself? Why or why not? “The Seventh Man”, by Haruki Murakami, holds a story of an incident similar to this. The seventh man was caught in a typhoon. When the eye of the storm passed, he decided to go down to the beach with his best friend, K. A huge wave swept up to shore. The seventh man ran, but K. didn’t see the wave. At least, not until it was too late. K. was swept out to sea, and the seventh man lived. Should he have…

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