In the passage from Kafka on the Shore starting with “Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm” and ending with “That's what this storm's all about,” what is repeated in the text? What does this repetition emphasize?
One of the repeated sentences in this passage is “sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions.” A main character, Kafka, is playing “the game” with the boy named Crow in which he imagines a terrible sandstorm that he must go through. Crow also tells him that he needs to be the “world’s toughest fifteen-year-old,” another phrase that is repeated. The repetition emphasizes that Kafka cannot escape his fate and foreshadows the difficulties he will face.