Number 9 Dream Topics for Discussion

David Mitchell (author)
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Which are more exciting, Eiji's imagined adventures or his real ones? Which are more meaningful?

Knowing that Eiji's twin sister drowned when they were young, why do you think Eiji daydreams about rescuing Ai Imajo from a flood? What does this tell us about his character?

The chapter titles are chosen as central metaphors for what goes on within the chapter. Are there also correlations with Eiji's state of mind, personality and development? "Lost Property," for example, refers to Eiji's job, but what "property" might be lost? What are the implications of its loss?

The Goatwriter story Eiji reads in the home of Mrs. Sasaki's sister is an allegory for Eiji's own experiences, meaning that the events in the tale correspond in some way with the events in Eiji's life. What parallels can you see between the situations Goatwriter and his friends encounter...

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