Essay Topic 1
One of the themes Murakami develops throughout "Norwegian Wood" is the idea of a connection between the mind and the body. Choose two characters and discuss how that connection or disconnection is exhibited in the novel.
Essay Topic 2
Using several examples, discuss how Murakami uses the recurring motif of a group of three characters throughout the novel to develop Toru's character.
Essay Topic 3
In "Norwegian Wood," Murakami depicts life and death as being on a continuum. Explain how the author uses the characters to develop this concept throughout the novel.
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the meaning of Murakami's use of letters throughout the novel.
Essay Topic 5
Toru falls in love with two girls: Midori and Naoko. Compare and contrast these two characters.
Essay Topic 6
How does the title of the novel, "Norwegian Wood," represent the text?
Essay Topic 7
Discuss Murakami's use of music to develop his story...
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