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1Q84 - Part I, Chapter 14, Tengo Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Both in pajamas, Tengo and Fuka-Eri hold onto each other to prepare for purification. Somehow, despite the storm, they manage to sleep. When they wake up, they are both naked. Tengo is immobile and Fuka-Eri begins to have sex with him. When she finishes, the storm clears, and Fuka-Eri tells Tengo to relax. His paralysis begins to weaken until it ends.

Analysis

In a sexual act mirroring that of the Leader's, Tengo and Fuka-Eri have intercourse. It is a strange, dreamlike episode, which leaves Tengo questioning the reality of. Although Tengo does not understand the importance of the sexual encounter, Fuka-Eri clearly knows what she is doing, and the reader understands there is a measure of importance that exists between this sexual act and the explanation of the Leader's sexual encounters. One can reference Tengo's father's explanation that a death opens a vacuum that needs...

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