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Swaddling Clothes

The story can best be read through a post-colonial lens. Post-colonial criticism looks at the world through the point-of-view of the oppressed. While this complex story is told from the...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2020, 9:35 pm (UTC)

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Swaddling Clothes

The blossoming cherry trees in Yukio Mishima's "Swaddling Clothes" are at the heart of the city, in a long, narrow park bordering the moat of the Imperial Palace. They are therefore a symbol of...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2019, 2:29 pm (UTC)

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The background of Mishima's "Swaddling Clothes" centers on the future of Japan in the post World War II setting. The history, tradition, and divine right of Japanese government and society was...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2009, 9:29 pm (UTC)

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This title was given to the story when it was translated. Its original title means "newspapers" in Japanese. The title refers to the newspapers that a doctor wrapped Toshiko’s nurse's baby in when...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2010, 10:51 pm (UTC)

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There is not a lot to approve of regarding the characters in "Swaddling Clothes" and their choices. Toshiko's husband, for example, is a man of no sensitivity whatsoever, who chooses to treat the...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2020, 7:43 pm (UTC)

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The setting of the story is a nightclub in the Japanese capital of Tokyo. This, however, is only the setting of the part of the story that functions as a framing device for the main action of the...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2020, 10:43 am (UTC)

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Toshiko's strange and obsessive behavior is a product of her fears and insecurities. Toshiko is appalled at the crassness of modern Japan and fearful of what the future holds for a society mired in...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2017, 3:05 pm (UTC)

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