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Under Reconstruction

Summary: This essay discusses the cultural message that comes out of the short story "Under Reconstruction" by Mori Ogai.
In "The One Great Heart," a Nobel Prize acceptance speech written by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, he expresses that world literature can help people "learn from each other's mistakes and successes as well as improve global communication." "Under Reconstruction", a short story by Mori Ogai, in 1910, takes Japan's experiences and shares them with people all over the world so that others can learn from them. This story "transmits the condensed experience of one region to another (Solzhenitsyn 1319)" by revealing the traditions and troubles that Japan had in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

First, Ogai explains how relationships in Japan had changed due to the major transformations occurring at this time. The main character, Watanabé, shows slight jealousy when his former girlfriend said she had been traveling with a man. "`Oh, that Pole. So I suppose you're called Kosinskaya now.' `Don't be silly! It's simply that I sing...

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