The Woman In The Dunes By Murakami

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as ever had not changed, but he felt quite as if he had climbed to the top of a high tower… He was still in the hole, but it seemed as if he were already outside.” Although the idea of self-value is more central and directly implied in The Woman in the Dunes, Murakami’s After Dark investigates this idea as well. The protagonist Mari also realizes her self-value through helping Dongli. Dongli’s appreciation further gives her confidence and promotes her courage to reinvolve into society with a mature self. All the three steps for the successful pursuit of identity rely not on the passive environment but on the active interaction between the self and the others. Abe and Murakami strengthen this point through irony. In The Woman in the
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