The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea Essay

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    Candidate Name: David Wilson Candidate Number: School: Scots College Country: New Zealand Word count: 1425 Reflective Statement My understanding of the novel The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with The Sea written by Yukio Mishima was considerably furthered by the interactive oral. My ideas on the text before compared to my thoughts after the oral were greatly different. One of the major talking points of the interactive oral was the how the author voiced his own personal thoughts. Most works of literature

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    1) Description A) The Book The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima is thought of being one of Japan's many exceptional and irreplaceable contributions to the world of literature. This book was translated by John Nathan, and published by First Vintage International in New York in 1994 at 181 pages long. The original edition was published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1965. Judging a book by it covers is often how I choose a book to read. Although this book was assigned

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    The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea is a novel written by Yukio Mishima in 1963 and it revolves around concepts of traditional Japanese culture and philosophy and the contrasting values imported from the West. The novel as a whole is very politically charged mainly because it is an allegory of the effects of World War II on Japan and deals with the conflicting cultural principles that arose from it. The plot is set in a small shipping town in Yokohama, Japan and centers around a sailor named

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    Monica Zavala Professor Sorensen UCLR 100 009 December 3, 2016 Mishima RR In The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Mishima we meet two of the main characters: Noboru and Ryuji. Ryuji is Fusako’s love interest and Noboru is Fusako’s son. Both of these male characters represent alienation and their efforts to escape their sense of separation and non-belonging in the world mirror each other because they bot turn to Fusako to gain a sense of importance or belonging. Their sense of alientation

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    In The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, Yukio Mishima portrays a story of different, yet interconnecting characters, in which each embodies a distinct culture that clashes and struggles against the others, propelling the development of unique character ideals and of meaningful interactions. Westernization, in this novel, serves as the key foundation in facilitating the establishment of a distinct, western culture in Japan, shaping the character dynamics of Ryuji, Fusako, Noburu, along with

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    it was an act of pure selfishness. Another power-hungry character is Kyuji, although it is not so obvious throughout the novel. While he leaves his life as a sailor to marry Fusako, Kyuji later thinks to himself “I could have been a man sailing away forever” (Mishima 179) when the adolescent group have him reminisce about his life at sea. Therefore, although

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    The Chief as an influence in The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea A minor character in a novel is usually disregarded due to their lesser role in the story. It is rare in a novel to see any emphasis on a minor character. Nonetheless, no matter how trivial of a part, they still have a role to play in the plot and the story as a whole, whether it is to stand on the sidelines and cheer for the central characters or to support the development of the major and additional characters. A minor

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    Disrespect in The Sailor who Fell From Grace with the Sea and Wonderful Fool       Throughout various works of world literature, respect is a major concern amongst the characters. This manifests itself in how the relationships between characters in the work are characterized. Sometimes lack of proper respect can be an auxiliary cause for conflict, while in other cases it can be the root of it. In Japanese culture, respect is considered very important in the relationships between different

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    The “Outsider” in Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea and Wonderful Fool    The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea  Wonderful Fool   In designing the characters in a novel, frequently, an author includes a character who finds himself on the outside of the accepted society. This outsider character often finds himself at a disadvantage. The mere fact that he is unfamiliar in his society tends to create problems for the character to solve. After solving these problems, the character leaves

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    Characterization in The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea and Wonderful Fool       The literary technique of characterization is often used to create and delineate a human character in a work of literature. When forming a character, writers can use many different methods of characterization. However, there is one method of characterization that speaks volumes about the character and requires no more than a single word - the character's personal name. In many cases, a personal name

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