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The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Book 2 Chapter 16: The Simplest Thing ● Revenge in a Sophisticated Form ● The Thing in the Guitar Case (Pgs. 327-338) Summary & Analysis

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Summary

On the eleventh day watching people, Toru recognizes the young man from the bar in Sapporo. The man attacks him with a baseball bat. Toru Okada grabs the bat and begins beating the man with it. Toru takes the bat home. In a dream the man skins himself right before Toru's eyes. The skin attaches itself to Toru Okada, covering him from head to toe.

Analysis

Two very important characters surface in this chapter: The man with the guitar case and the woman who will be known as Nutmeg Akasaka. First of all, Toru's uncle's advice might seem rather simplistic. That may be so, but telling Toru to focus on small things and then build up keeps the character from feeling overwhelmed. His entire life has been turned upside down by...

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