The Track of “Living” in “Naoko”
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- Tatsuo Hori; Naoko; death; life
Tatsuo Hori is the representative writer of the New Psychology School of the Showa era in Japan. His work is based on the traditional Japanese literature on the theme of "life" and "death". The writer is good at portraying characters with delicate techniques, from the hero's psychological description, and discusses the character's change of choice for life and death. In the writer's life-long masterpiece "Naoko", he successfully described the different fates of the two generations of Mimura and Kurokawa in a vivid contrast. He successfully shaped the heroine Naoko — the image of an intellectual woman of the old age. In the novel, the Naoko’s choice of life and death has changed several times. She has also escaped from reality and chose to live in isolation. However, the tragedy of childhood friend and the transformation of her husband finally made her choose to face the reality bravely. Her pursuit of "new birth" is like a phoenix nirvana, breaking through the ambiguity of the real environment in the novel, showing the new changes from "death" to "life" in the novel theme of Tatsuo.
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TY - CONF AU - Haidan Ren PY - 2018/12 DA - 2018/12 TI - The Track of “Living” in “Naoko” BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 113 EP - 117 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icassee-18.2018.22 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icassee-18.2018.22 ID - Ren2018/12 ER -