"The Song Of Life" - A Short-Story Analysis
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This paper analyzes a short story about Japanese children on an adventure to find a grasshopper. The case is made that the narrator is a possibly a pedophile who is more concerned with his own musings than what is actually going on in the story. Furthermore, the paper posits that the interaction between the two main characters in the story probably turned out better than the narrator described. Even though the grasshopper turned out to be a bell cricket, the children probably found a lot more enjoyment out of this discovery ultimately than the idealistic narrator.
From the Paper:"This story was a tale of heroic quest and of disillusionment to a certain extent. The children were all on a magnificent adventure to catch what they were hoping was a grasshopper. Yet for Fujio, this adventure had a dual purpose: it was also possibly to win the affection of Kiyoko. The way Fujio handled the finding of grasshopper was indicative of his hope to..."
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