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  • The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

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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

  • The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea

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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

  • The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea

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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

  • The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea Analysis

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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

  • The Chief as an influence in The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea

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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

  • Disrespect in The Sailor who Fell From Grace with the Sea and Wonderful Fool

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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

  • The Outsider in Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea and Wonderful Fool

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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

  • Characterization in The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea and Wonderful Fool

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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

  • Essay on Yukio Mishima's The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea

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    Yukio Mishima’s novel The Sailor who fell from Grace with the Sea, represents the conflicts between pre-WW2 Japan and post-WW2 Japan, the author constructs the novel with characters whose lives are pulled into conflicting directions that portray the changing culture of Japan during that era. In the novel Fusako, the mother of Noboru and the girlfriend of Ryuji, is a woman who is caught up by conflicts, that many post-WWII Japanese women would face, which take place in her life and are direct cause

  • Comparing Violence as a Motif in Stranger and Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea

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    Violence as a Motif in The Stranger and The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea    In The Stranger by Albert Camus, and The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea by Yukio Mishima, violence is an important motif. This paper will attempt to show how comparisons exists in these books which aids the violence motif. Violence is concluded with murder or multiple murders in the above books. In The Stranger, Meursault, an absurd hero, shoots the Arab five times on the beach. He accounts

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