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Kafka on the Shore Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Discuss fate. Kafka runs away from home to escape his father's prophecy, but Crow say that his fate is inside of him. He cannot escape it. Do you believe in fate? Can a person escape it?

Discuss the idea of memory. Nakata has none and longs for it. Ms Saeki has nothing except memory. What is the function of memory in a well adjusted life? Are some events or people better forgotten?

One of the most dynamic supporting characters in Kafka on the Shore is the truck driver Hoshino. How does his worldview change over the course of the narrative? How does his association with Nakata precipitate that?

Discuss Ms. Saeki and Sakura. Do you believe they are related to Kafka? Does this matter?

What is the desolate village in the Kochi woods? Are its inhabitants dead? How is the opening of its entrance connected to the...

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