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1Q84 Setting & Symbolism

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Air Chrysalis

"Air Chrysalis" is a short story written by Fuka-Eri to counterbalance the power of the Little People by exposing them. It acts as a gateway for Tengo to enter 1Q84 when he rewrites it. It also unleashes Tengo's creative powers to write his own novel.

Word Processor

The word processor is purchased by Tengo through Komatsu in order to rewrite "Air Chrysalis". Tengo composes much of his own writing on the word processor.

Tengo's Manuscript

Tengo's untitled manuscript incorporates certain elements from "Air Chrysalis" into it, such as two moons in an eastern sky. Tengo's manuscript is also a counterbalance against the Little People, just like "Air Chrysalis", When he leaves 1Q84, he brings his manuscript with him.

The Playground

The playground is the symbolic location where Tengo, Aomame, and Ushikawa can both see the two moons in the sky. It is also the location where...

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