Oku no Hosomichi

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  • The Narrow Road To The Deep North And The Railway Man Essay

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    Through the texts, Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Jonathan Teplitzky’s movie adaption of the bestselling book, by the same name, The Railway Man, both main characters explore the ideology of memory and how their strong prevalence of the past shapes themselves of the future. Because of events that shaped both Dorrigo Evans and Eric Lomax, the two characters often find themselves reminiscing on their past, which shows profound control of their present selves. Through the images

  • Oku no Hosomichi and Tosa Nikki: Compare and Contrast

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    Comparing Oku no Hosomichi and Tosa Nikki within reason is very difficult because of the many factors that must be taken into account. The authors were from different time periods, the writing style is different, the subject is different, and many other things all contribute to its difficulty. While there are many differences there are perhaps an equal number of similarities between the two works, which offers a converse view of the relationship between them. In regards to the authors of Oku no Hosomichi

  • The Poetry of Tosa Nikki and Oku No Hosomichi Essay

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    of Japan. Another important example of kiko, which is similar in ways yet also very dissimilar to Ki no Tsurayuki’s Tosa nikki, due in part to the many years that the two are separated by in terms of when they were composed, is Matsuo Basho’s Oku no hosomichi, or Narrow Road to the Interior/Narrow Road to the Deep North, which was written in the late 17th century during the Edo period of Japan. Ki no Tsurayuki’s Tosa nikki describes Tsurayuki’s return to his home in the capital after having completed

  • Richard Flanagan 's The Narrow Road

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    Throughout Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North the ideas of expectation and what it means to be a hero are examined through Flanagan’s blending of history and fiction from a modern perspective that the reader can gain insight into how society and others shape and define us. Through the novel the reader is presented with two distinct and contrasting characters of Dorrigo Evans and Nakamura. While differing in actions and beliefs, both characters highlight the societal paradigm of

  • Richard Flanagan 's The Narrow Road

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    Throughout our lives society shapes whom we are and how we act, through this we are forced to assume roles based on how others view and perceive us. Both through our close friends and family and the broader media and society, these stereotypes and attitudes from which we develop into can be both for good and bad. It is through these expectations and social pressures that greatness can be developed in people, but is also though these expectations great evil and cruelty can be developed within people