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Subjects: Critical Approaches , Norwegian Wood, Critique Paper, Haruki Murakami
Norwegian Wood: A Femenist Evaluation
Sexual intercourse and masturbation has become a lethal and susceptible activity for the
youth of Japan, and withal losing a virginity for women (Ghaznaki, Sakamoto et al., 2019).
Norwegian Wood was about the love triangle established with Toru Watanabe after Kizuki, his
friend, committed suicide that left his girlfriend, Naoko, obstructed. The intimacy of their
relationship then, has developed gradually, and even slept once, till Naoko has to seek medical
treatment away from the crowded city of Tokyo. Toru, as a man, needs to take his sexual needs
and that’s where he met Midori, a carefree woman that happens to be the third side of the pyramid.
Watanabe fell inlove with her instantly, almost forgetting his affection to Naoko. In the end, Naoko
has worsened and committed suicide without much as suicide note, but a goodbye that was never
been explained. Norwegian Wood is a verily rigid story that toughly and thoroughly discussed
depression, suicides and sexual affection for men and women that gives me a bumps of a throbbing
heart. It shows how mostly men, like Toru himself, used a woman’s body to exploit his longing
and isolation.
“Don’t judge a book by it's cover,” was a prominent watchwords or idioms that was passed
throughout the decades from an African Speech American, 'You Can’t Judge a Book of it’s
Binding,' (1994), nevertheless, for a bookreader or an ink drinker; cover outlines, synopsis, title,
and the background comments of a book are “a salesman to the audiences” (Buzzwords, 2018).
Norwegian Wood, however, ineffectively convey the strong appeal and impression to the explicit
context of the book. The cover designs from Japanese edition, was neat and simple but implicitly
shows stereotyping; it visualizes a typical neutral woman, Naoko, that according to Weinreb
(2018), depicts to the self-same title from a song of The Beatle i.e. a reflection of cheating and
woman marginalization. Therefore, the title complimented to the title not effectively for the
contemporary society. On the other note, reading the synopsis was gradually appealing and fair. It
has a precise, and carefully selected words that delicately give a good impression to the reader.
The cover was not impressively done from the stereotyping approach with the lurking meaning of
the title and cover, but decent enought to try once.
The plot was diversely authentic; Norwegian Wood delineates an unexplainable reality
beneath Watanabe's perspective to an ordinary life, it almost revolve around his own sexual desires
and the empty feeling of loneliness. The plot oftenly makes every woman, to his life, looks fragile
and dependent on him. Nevertheless, the beginning, and denouement were lofty applaudable to
begin with. It shows a prowess of regrets and repentance to the characterization of the protagonist
to the two counter ladies, Naoko and Midori. According to Tanner (2019), it initiated as Watanabe
reminisced about his life 20 years ago in his college life meeting Naoko after Kizuki's death, and
ended with being sorry for his sudden disappearance to Midori after Naoko's death. Reading it was
powerful, and perfectly contemplated the story. The theme was “a nostalgic loss and burgeoning
sexuality” (Bauer, 2000). Watanabe has slept with almost half of the female character in the novel;
it clearly emphasizes the frail and vulnerability of women, merely to dismount the grief and sorrow
of the main protagonist. Lastly, the climax was unexpectedly terrifying and impressive. It was the
twist of Naoko’s revelation and death that brought the gloomy atmosphere of the fiction novel.
Despite the stereotyping and generalization shown in the plot of the story, Norwegian Wood has a
great storyline and twists; and withal, shows a brave stand to the perspective of illed persona.
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The literary elements of the fiction like structure, characterization and setting is also critical
in evaluating a book. It gives the reader the impression of keeping to read another chapter and
volume. The Norwegian Wood, successfully implies a good sensibility to the mind of the readers
from it’s literary elements, excluding the plot. The narration is aesthetically written, it is appealing
and vividly describes each picture and scenery throughout the story. Readers can practically see a
movie playing in their heads while reading the book. The characters, e.g. Watanabe, Naoko, and
Midori, were nearly realistic and amplified with their personal philosophy in life. The character
development they progressed to the story were notable, they are flawed but improving from the
verge of emotional and social death. Lastly, Haruki Murakami's poetic approach to the emotions
of his characters was also praiseworthy. For instance is the moment of Watanabe and Naoko,
“From shoulder to back to hips, I slid my hand again and again, driving the line and the softness
of her body into my brain. After we had been in this gentle embrace for a while, Naoko touched
her lips to my forehead and slipped out of bed. I could see her pale blue gown flash in the darkness
like a fish” [p. 163]. The power of rhetorical, and lyricism greatly affects the flow of story to the
reader's mind, and Haruki Murakami achieved it in his book, Norwegian Wood.
Haruki Murakami has a high valor of writing about mental illness, and the sprouting sexual
desires of the youth with his book, Norwegian Wood. It was an authentic book that pictures realism
and sense to the reader’s mind. However, the characterization of frail and resentful woman was
evidently seen to each of woman characters that was laid to Watanabe. It gives an impression of
stereotyping woman as weak and dependent to man for sexual needs. In the other note, it was still
written with a good storyline, structure and metaphors, despite the unacceptable meaning upon the
book. It is still a.book of hope, inspiration, forgiving, loving and acceptance. To carefully laid this
out was a verily good job for Haruki Murakami. At last, Norwegian Wood is still the tree that
keeps blooming under the sun shines of day and night, and will keep on blooming after the winter
covers the place with heavy packs of snow. It gives every little emotions you have, and gives an
illuminated answer to the queries of flawed reality.

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Subjects: Critical Approaches , Norwegian Wood, Critique Paper, Haruki Murakami Norwegian Wood: A Femenist Evaluation Sexual intercourse and masturbation has become a lethal and susceptible activity for the youth of Japan, and withal losing a virginity for women (Ghaznaki, Sakamoto et al., 2019). Norwegian Wood was about the love triangle established with Toru Watanabe after Kizuki, his friend, committed suicide that left his girlfriend, Naoko, obstructed. The intimacy of their relationship then, has developed gradually, and even slept once, till Naoko has to seek medical treatment away from the crowded city of Tokyo. Toru, as a man, needs to take his sexual needs and that’s where he met Midori, a carefree woman that happens to be the third side of the pyramid. Watanabe fell inlove with her instantly, almost forgetting his affection to Naoko. In the end, Naoko has worsened and committed suicide without much as suicide note, but a goodbye that was never been explained. Norwegian Wood is a verily rigid story that toughly and thoroughly discussed depression, suicides and sexual affection for men and women that gives me a bumps of a throbbing heart. It shows how mostly men, like Toru himself, used a woman’s body to exploit his longing and isolation. “Don’t judge a book by it's cover,” was a prominent watchwords or idioms that was passed throughout the decades from an African Speech American, 'You Can’t Judge a Book of it’s Binding,' (1994), nevertheless, for a bookreader or an ink drinker; cover outlines, synopsis, title, and the background comments of a book are “a salesman to the audiences” (Buzzwords, 2018). Norwegian Wood, however, ineffectively convey the strong appeal and impression to the explicit context of the book. The cover designs from Japanese edition, was neat and simple but implicitly shows stereotyping; it visualizes a typical neutral woman, Naoko, that according to Weinreb (2018), depicts to the self-same title from a song of The Beatle i.e. a reflection of cheating and woman marginalization. Therefore, the title complimented to the title not effectively for the contemporary society. On the other note, reading the synopsis was gradually appealing and fair. It has a precise, and carefully selected words that delicately give a good impression to the reader. The cover was not impressively done from the stereotyping approach with the lurking meaning of the title and cover, but decent enought to try once. The plot was diversely authentic; Norwegian Wood delineates an unexplainable reality beneath Watanabe's perspective to an ordinary life, it almost revolve around his own sexual desires and the empty feeling of loneliness. The plot oftenly makes every woman, to his life, looks fragile and dependent on him. Nevertheless, the beginning, and denouement were lofty applaudable to begin with. It shows a prowess of regrets and repentance to the characterization of the protagonist to the two counter ladies, Naoko and Midori. According to Tanner (2019), it initiated as Watanabe reminisced about his life 20 years ago in his college life meeting Naoko after Kizuki's death, and ended with being sorry for his sudden disappearance to Midori after Naoko's death. Reading it was powerful, and perfectly contemplated the story. The theme was “a nostalgic loss and burgeoning sexuality” (Bauer, 2000). Watanabe has slept with almost half of the female character in the novel; it clearly emphasizes the frail and vulnerability of women, merely to dismount the grief and sorrow of the main protagonist. Lastly, the climax was unexpectedly terrifying and impressive. It was the twist of Naoko’s revelation and death that brought the gloomy atmosphere of the fiction novel. Despite the stereotyping and generalization shown in the plot of the story, Norwegian Wood has a great storyline and twists; and withal, shows a brave stand to the perspective of illed persona. The literary elements of the fiction like structure, characterization and setting is also critical in evaluating a book. It gives the reader the impression of keeping to read another chapter and volume. The Norwegian Wood, successfully implies a good sensibility to the mind of the readers from it’s literary elements, excluding the plot. The narration is aesthetically written, it is appealing and vividly describes each picture and scenery throughout the story. Readers can practically see a movie playing in their heads while reading the book. The characters, e.g. Watanabe, Naoko, and Midori, were nearly realistic and amplified with their personal philosophy in life. The character development they progressed to the story were notable, they are flawed but improving from the verge of emotional and social death. Lastly, Haruki Murakami's poetic approach to the emotions of his characters was also praiseworthy. For instance is the moment of Watanabe and Naoko, “From shoulder to back to hips, I slid my hand again and again, driving the line and the softness of her body into my brain. After we had been in this gentle embrace for a while, Naoko touched her lips to my forehead and slipped out of bed. I could see her pale blue gown flash in the darkness like a fish” [p. 163]. The power of rhetorical, and lyricism greatly affects the flow of story to the reader's mind, and Haruki Murakami achieved it in his book, Norwegian Wood. Haruki Murakami has a high valor of writing about mental illness, and the sprouting sexual desires of the youth with his book, Norwegian Wood. It was an authentic book that pictures realism and sense to the reader’s mind. However, the characterization of frail and resentful woman was evidently seen to each of woman characters that was laid to Watanabe. It gives an impression of stereotyping woman as weak and dependent to man for sexual needs. In the other note, it was still written with a good storyline, structure and metaphors, despite the unacceptable meaning upon the book. It is still a.book of hope, inspiration, forgiving, loving and acceptance. To carefully laid this out was a verily good job for Haruki Murakami. At last, Norwegian Wood is still the tree that keeps blooming under the sun shines of day and night, and will keep on blooming after the winter covers the place with heavy packs of snow. It gives every little emotions you have, and gives an illuminated answer to the queries of flawed reality. Name: Description: ...
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