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|Title: ||村上春樹文学における「猫」の意味 : 長編小説を中心に|
|Other Titles: ||The meaning of "cats" in the works of Murakami Haruki : focusing on the novels|
|Authors: ||郭雅涵;Kuo, Ya-Han|
|Keywords: ||村上春樹;貓;長篇小說;Haruki Murakami;cats;the novels;猫;編小説|
|Issue Date: ||2015-05-04 09:16:43 (UTC+8)|
This thesis consists of four main subjects, which was analyzed with four chapters. The first chapter is the analysis of “A Wild Sheep Chase” and “Dance Dance Dance.” The second chapter is the analysis of “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.” The third chapter is the analysis of “Sputnik Sweetheart.” The fourth chapter is the analysis of “Kafka on the Shore.”
First subject is the attitude that protagonist takes toward the cats. According to the conclusion of this thesis, that could be divided into two kinds. First, the protagonists become care of the “cats” by the missing of the cats or the death of the “cats”. Second, the protagonists care about the “cats” from the beginning to the end. But consequently, the “cats” are missing or died in the end of the story.
Second subject is the analysis of the cats’ names. According to the conclusion of this thesis, the “cats” which is named by the name of the character in the story, are the symbol of relationship between the person who gave the name to the “cats” and the person who owned that name. Besides, the “cats” which is named by the name of the fish, are the symbol of regeneration in the story.
Third subject is the meaning of “cats” in the works of Murakami Haruki. According to the conclusion of this thesis, that could be divided into five kinds of meaning including, the symbol of the protagonist’s normal life, the symbol of self-reliant, the symbol of evil, the symbol of the fear toward different-dimension world, the guide show the protagonist to different-dimension world.
Forth subject is the relation between the meaning of “cats” in the works and the author, Murakami Haruki. According to the conclusion of this thesis, the “cats” are the symbol of regeneration in the story. Thus, Murakami Haruki makes his favorite cats to sacrifice in the story and bring a new beginning to the protagonist.
|Appears in Collections:||[日本語文學系暨研究所 ] 學位論文|
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