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    prostitute. Mari speaks of how she could be friends with the women had it been a different situation. Almost as if she wishes she could be friends with her but can’t due to the situation, just like with her own sister. Mari then goes into explaining how pretty she (Chinese prostitute) is and Kaoru describes how once these women, “start shootin’ up…” they’re, “finished” (Murakami 66.) Mari proceeds with a description of her beautiful sister, “She is just amazing to look at” (Murakami 67.) This description of her sister could have been provoked by the Chinese women’s beauty as it reminded her of Eri. Takashi also reveals to Mari, Eri’s drug problem, “Eri was popping every kind of pill you could imagine” (Murakami 148.) Eri and the Chinese woman are both beautiful, likely have a drug problem, and it’s possible that both have visited Alphaville for sex. As details of Eri’s life surface, the surreal plot of the book places Eri in Shirakawa’s office room. This connection between the two plots supports the idea of Eri’s involvement with the love hotel as this is the man who beat the Chinese prostitute and fled the hotel with all her belongings. The book also includes details of a pen found in the room that matches one later used by Shirakawa. Eri’s connection with the love hotel continues to build and her life appears to have many similarities with Alphaville, the movie the love hotel was named after. Kauro explains the movie as an imaginary city in the future where, “You’re not…

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    As the era has advanced distinctive types of media, different mediums have been presented to the populace: stories, sonnets, films and so forth. Every type of media has its own particular different importance. Prior to the introduction of motion picture making, TV, writing had 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…

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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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    “Evolution of Women” When reading the title “Sleeping Beauty in the Wood”, one would assume that it would be a fairytale that allowed the characters to live happily ever after, however, this story is not as such. Charles Perrault published his version of “Sleeping Beauty” in 1697. “Sleeping Beauty” started off as more of an entertainment story for adults that was filled with cruelty and filthy sexual behaviors. Back in those times, telling stories was the only way to keep people entertained.…

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    The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood With so many different types and forms of folklore one off the more classical types of folklore is fairytales. Fairytales are one of the oldest pieces of folklore as they have had many different variations to adapt to few cultures and have usually had good morals or messages to the children they are targeted to. One of the most known fairytale is the story of “Sleeping Beauty.” “Sleeping Beauty” has lasted for generations ever since it was published in late…

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    These elements contribute to conveying the woman vs woman conflict discussed earlier that appears while discussing the beauty or evil roles aspect of oppressive fairy tales. The version of Cinderella written by Charles Perrault, Donkeyskin, is a salient example that uses the death of the Queen pushed the story with her strange request given to the husband about the next person he marries. In the event that the King wanted to wed again, the other woman must be “more beautiful, more accomplished…”…

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    In this classic version of Sleeping Beauty, the prince risks his life passing through the thorn hedge to save the woman he is in love with. Unlike Basile’s tale, the prince “… bent over and gave [the princess] a kiss,” waking her with an act of true love (Grimm). The pattern of Sleeping Beauty‟s parents—from only Lord, to King and Queen, to only Queen—shows a swing from the patriarchal to the matriarchal, while the pattern of the prince shows a swing from princes being crude and violent to being…

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    No matter what version of Sleeping Beauty people is familiar with, whether it’s the Brothers Grimm or the well known Disney version, everyone is very familiar with the basic story of how a young princess is cursed to prick her finger and die when she turns sixteen, but is saved by a fairy who turns her death into a deep sleep that lasts 100 years, until the day a prince comes to her rescue. But in the case of “ The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood,” by Charles Perrault, once the prince has woken the…

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    Two years later, she wrote The Bloody Chamber (1979), which contained re-writings of “The Blue Beard,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Erl King,” “Puss in Boots,” “Snow Child,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “Red Riding Hood.” Critics such as Patricia Duncker in “Re-Imagining the Fairy Tales: Angela Carter’s Bloody Chambers” (1984), Robert Clark in “Angela Carter’s Desire Machine” (1987) and Avis Lewallen in “Wayward Girls but Wicked Women?”(1988) criticized Carter’s Sadeian Woman and The Bloody Chamber as a…

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    The story of Sleeping Beauty is an enthralling fairytale about a girl who was cursed by a malicious villain named Maleficent. This fairytale has provided the basic definition of good and evil -- that is, until the live action film, directed by Robert Stromberg, appeared in 2014. Maleficent begins with a flashback to her childhood years, and progresses through her teenage years straight to adulthood. Through this progression, Maleficent meets Stefan, whom she believes to be her true love, but is…

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