The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket

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The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket
Written by Yasunari Kawabata

"The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket" is very philosophical, using a lot of euphemisms and symbols suggested in its economic writing. A visual piece of literary work "The Grasshopper and The Cricket". Rich in content yet concise in expression, Yasunari Kawabata leads us into a whole new culture in which we have never experienced before. At first glance, it seems simple enough, until you realize that it goes on a deeper level. The author also illustrates the love for Japanese tradition by referring to that of making lanterns. The author's use of euphemism and symbolism is shown at once in the opening paragraphs. The narrator saw a group of children on an insect chase …show more content…

However, his words are a key element to the story because they reflect valuable lessons that the children may need for future reference. The narrator wants to save the children from heartache and disappointment; however he fails to realize that all children must experience these emotions for themselves in order to become mature. As the narrator stares into the lives of the children, it seems as though he is reliving his own life. His

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