Theme Of Morality In The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea

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In the works of Agamemnon and The Sailor who fell from Grace with the Sea, the theme of morality is portrayed in many ways. Morality is further seen throughout Agamemnon due to the influence from cultural values of the ancient times. There are also a number of references in The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea about the different religions practiced at the time. Morality has been portrayed through the cruelty involved in deaths as a result of sacrifice, committing slaughter, and the breach of morality through sexual interactions.

The idea of morality in The Sailor who fell from Grace with the Sea is portrayed throughout the novel and incorporates aspects of religion and philosophy. Firstly, the gang decided to “sacrifice” Ryuji because of the disruption he caused in the absolute reality. This is shown on the basis of Noboru and the gang’s principle towards absolute reality. Their conception of reality transgresses the limits of conventional reality. For example, he was once a part of absolute reality at one point due to his connection to the sea, as “the sea is permissible to a certain extent” (pg.51,p.4), and when he marries Fusako he becomes a part of conventional reality. The gang’s morals are against those who corrupt the absolute reality and had to cleanse him from the materialistic reality. Secondly, Noboru and the gang will do anything to protect their beliefs regarding the concept of “absolute dispassion”. They practice this belief in order to get rid of

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