The Woman in the Dunes - Part II: Chapters 23-27 Summary & Analysis

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The chapter begins with a song and description of two kinds of people. One has a one-way ticket, and the other has a round trip ticket. The first sings the blues of a round-trip ticket, and has no sense of time between the past, present and future. The second, on the other hand, sings the blues of a one-way ticket, and is able to plan ahead by buying stocks and life insurance. His desperation is the possibility of losing the second half of his ticket, thus becoming narrow minded with tunnel vision.

Junpei begins twisting a rope together made of shirts and a kimono, and tries to plan the best time to leave. He questions the woman about the layout of the village and topography, and sees the formation as that of a bag of sand tied together at the top. The tie...

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