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One early example of discrimination against Eriko’s transgender identity comes via a conversation between Mikage and Yuichi. Remember, the story is told from Mikage's point of view. Point of view...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2020 5:22 pm UTC

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In Kitchen, we see grief presented in a couple of different ways. After Eriko's death, Yuichi retreats and doesn't share his grief or emotions with anyone. Satsuki, on the other hand, tries to...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2019 8:16 am UTC

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There's no doubt whatsoever that Eriko's murder comes about as a result of prejudice against transgender people. We are told that Eriko had a stalker who started following her around after he...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2020 12:53 pm UTC

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Yoshimoto's novel Kitchen is about Mikage, who is bereft and alone when her grandmother passes away. She is invited by Yuichi Tanabe to go and live with him and his mother, Eriko; she agrees and...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2015 3:43 pm UTC

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Two possible areas of comparison are the premises of the stories and some of the themes. Both stories are built on a basic premise of one or more young adults forging a path--successfully or...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2011 3:51 pm UTC

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