The Woman in the Dunes Themes

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Self-Worth

Junpei is a man who is struggling with his own feelings of self-worth. He is stuck in a life and a job that he is unhappy with, yet he doesn't seem to have the sense of self-worth that would enable him to take the actions necessary to change his own life. Instead, he feels that he needs to escape from the life that he has created for himself. He leaves his city and life for a vacation because he finds the daily schedule miserable. His job as a schoolteacher leads him to feel his life is inadequate, and he finds little support in colleagues or his wife.

As he heads out on his adventure, he finds himself facing his own image of himself and the beliefs he holds about his own abilities. In the beginning, this lack of self-worth and self-esteem limited his success because everything he tried...

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