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Dealing With Death In Asleep, By Banana Yoshimoto

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In Asleep, by Banana Yoshimoto it is split up into three different stories: “Night and Night’s Travelers”, “Love Songs”, and Asleep”. All three of these stories are centered around sleep, dreams, death, and two women sharing love for the same single man. This plays a big part in how these women approach everyday life. The theme of death is consistently being persuaded in all three of these stories, but it shows how the characters deal with the loss differently. In the “Night and Night’s Travelers” there are two main characters, Shimbami and Mari, both of these characters are dealing with pain differently. As it says on page 27 “I often got pretty depressed back then. It felt like I was standing at the very edge of this world, that’s the kind
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