Tony Takitami Short Story

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In the short story, “Tony Takitami,” Murakami portrays life as an endless source of loneliness, while the fulfilling moments in life are short-lived. For example, the main character, Tony, was born into a life of solitude after his mother died 3 days following his birth. Instead of his father tending to him as a child, Tony was stuck with a nanny. He grew into quite a lonesome person like his father. For example, the text states, “…being the kind of people they were, imbued to an equal degree with a habitual solitude, neither took the initiative to open his heart to the other.” Outside of Tony’s family life, he also has trouble in school and in the public. Since his first name is Tony, the Japanese children ridiculed him for being a “half-breed,”
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