Study Guide

Haruki Murakami Writing Styles in Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

This Study Guide consists of approximately 57 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.
This section contains 1,023 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Study Guide

Point of View

The novel is related from the first-person, limited, point-of-view by two distinct narrators who each develop a related but distinct narrative subtext. The principle timelines of the two narrative subtexts are roughly equivalent and span a period of several days. Events in the two narrative structures occur generally contemporaneously with each other and the two principle narrators—the Narrator and the Dreamreader—are in fact two aspects of a single individual's consciousness. This has a curious effect on the narrative structure in that the second narrative development, presented in the even-numbered chapters, details the experiences of a narrator who is in fact omniscient because he is the actual creator of the entire setting; however, the act of creation was subconscious and the narrator therefore erroneously perceives himself as possessed of limited vision.

The point of view utilized is highly appropriate to the novel and...

(read more)

This section contains 1,023 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook