To isolate himself, Kafka journeys to the cabin in the woods where he can enter another world (symbolized by the forest) where he does not have to deal with the struggles he faces in Takamatsu. The mystical village he travels to with the two soldiers is a place without stress or struggle, but also one of serious isolation. It is here where Kafka realizes that this coping mechanism has been taken too far, and so he leaves. It does not stop him from employing this mechanism again, though. At the end of the book, Kafka tells Oshima that, “I’m going back to Tokyo .
He decides to devour Kaneki later, on his own. Later on, Kaneki starts hearing rumors that there may be another one-eyed ghoul just like him. He also learns that the beam that saved Kaneki from being eaten by Rize was intentionally by someone from the roof top. He also discovers that the Rizi wasn’t dead. She was fused with Kaneki.
Next, we focus on a program of Kumi odori “Shu-shin kaniiri” (Possessed by Love, Thwarted by the Bell), because which is including in the book Living Spirit: Literature and Resurgence in Okinawa. First, we look at direction of Kumi odori. The entire story of the Kumi odori has some characters which including man and woman. However, it is the man to play all of the character on the stage. Why Okinawan traditional performing art Kumi odori was adopt this system.
Although he turned into a horrible insect, the metamorphosis did not change the beauty of his soul. Both Kafka and Gregor were tormented characters facing the absurdity of their complicated situations, which brought both of them to their ruin, one by death, and the other by escaping into literary fantasies. Throughout the story I deduced the resemblance between the author, Kafka, and the main character, Gregor. There are many similarities that can be seen between both as shown above, it is as if Kafka projected his problems onto Gregor and discarded them into a fictional
He hints at future events in the story before they happen. “I alone know what happened that awful night,” he says, “just as I alone know where the bodies of the two missing children are to be found. You see, I took care of them with my own hands.” (Alexander, 3) Misha also includes a few seemingly insignificant details in his tale that actually prove to be major giveaways from the true story revealed at the end of the book. In the novel, Misha uses dramatic irony to toy with the minds of his audience. He claims to know what happened that fateful night, but everyone else is seemingly unaware of what is going to happen to them.
As in the last section, the Uji chapters, of her diary is emphasizing her struggle of taking holy oaths and achieving salvation. It was not so difficult to receive jealousy of court’s ladies. Especially, when a woman is so intellectual and famous like Murasaki is. Nonetheless, bickering affairs amongst women in Heian era was not so lighthearted. Some women attempt to resolve situations in violence or even get each other arrested.
Kafka shows this through the characters, the setting, and the overall tone/mood in the story. Through the characters, the longer Gregor was in his room, the more his family would not associate with him. Through Kafka’s choice of words, Gregor's room turned into a storage room and his family just forgot about him after a while. Through the tone/mood, Kafka shows how much of Gregor's relationship with his family was officially ruined. In conclusion, Kafka shows readers how big of an impact alienation can be on someone’s
The work of Ito has shown a more significant deal of objectification with the horror stories, which is explained further inside the chronicle story of Azami’s scar. Azami a character within the book Uzumaki, the book itself contains chapters of stories from the different perspective of characters inside the book while having the weird obsession over spirals present in each chapter. The first chapters of the beginning of the book show how significant the spirals can make one’s obsession with something increase quickly. Azami’s scar on her forehead is my sign, in the chapter about Azami’s story, there is a myth of Azami having weird powers to attract the opposite sex without trying. Azami’s scar on her forehead is representing the power she
In Saki’s story, “The Storyteller,” a woman is on a train with her nieces and nephew. The children are out of control and are bothersome to a bachelor who is also on the train. The aunt tries to tell a story to the children but they continue to be rowdy. The bachelor decides to step up and tells them a story of his own, in hopes they will settle down and be quiet. The bachelor succeeds by telling them about a girl who is horribly good but in the end is killed by a wolf.
Kafka uses the third person narrative mode, an all knowing, neutral stranger as the storyteller. This gives the narration a feeling of immediacy as it presents the different points of views of the characters, their feelings and their thoughts. Kafka’s writing is unique, at times autobiographical. The main character of the story, which often represents a feature of Kafka’s own life, is the only one who is presented distorted struggling inside an otherwise realistic environment. In this instance, the distortion is the transformation of Gregor, which is deeply symbolic.