Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2018)

The Track of “Living” in “Naoko”

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Haidan Ren
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Haidan Ren
Available Online December 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icassee-18.2018.22How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Tatsuo Hori; Naoko; death; life
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
December 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-627-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icassee-18.2018.22How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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