What topic am I interested in? (You have free range to choosewhatever you like, as long as you can relate it to a text in theclass).
I am interested in studying the topic of magical realism.
Why am I interested in this topic?
I would like to study how the topic is used in art and literature.Most importantly, I would like to understand how artists and writershave been able to fit magical realism in their work, especially in anera where postmodernism has taken roots. Moreover, I would like toknow how the current writers and artists have been able to blendmagical realism in their works whereas everybody is aligned toscience fantasy regarding explanation of circumstances. Consideringthat we are in the positivity or the scientific stage of life, Iwould like to know why literature works that blend in magical realismare still popular.
What is my argument/thesis?
Magical realism should not be antagonized in the positivity stage oflife since it makes literature works more interesting and insightfulwhile also making writing more diversified regarding content andmotifs.
Which primary text will I use in my research paper and how does itapply to my topic?
This research should allude to Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on theShore, which is a novel first published in 2002 and translated in2006. Although the novel is blended with other themes, magicalrealism remains the most talked about issue in this novel. The novelapplies to my argument since it applies magical realism whereas itwas written during a period when positivity and science fantasy hadtaken root in the world the 21st century.
Quote a line, passage, or scene from the text.
“The whispers of people who don`t exist, the breath of the dead.”(Murakami, 5).
Analyze the line, passage, or scene in relation to the topic.
This line found on the first chapter of the book and on page fiveindicates how Murakami uses magical realism in his writing. The linetalks about the dead breathing while also the character by the nameCrow hears some whispers from people who don’t exist. Theseinstances happen when the character switches off the lights from thebathroom. Such an instance is an insinuation of how writers usemagical realism in their writing.
What three scholarly articles will I potentially use in my paper? Howis it related to my research? (Put
In this research, I will need to use scholarly articles that discussthe use of magical realism in Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the shoreas well as those that discuss the use of fantastical methods in thecurrent era. I could possibly use the following scholarly articles:
Elliott, Anna. "Matthew Carl Strecher,The Forbidden Worlds Of Haruki Murakami". Japanese Studies 35.2 (2015): 255-257. Web.
Lee, Alison. Realism And Power (Routledge Revivals). 1st ed. London: Routledge, 2014. Print.
Strecher, Matthew. "At the Critical Stage: A Report on the State of Murakami Haruki Studies". Literature Compass 8.11 (2011): 856-869. Web.
Murakami, Haruki. Kafka on the Shore. 2nd ed. New York: Alfred A.Knopf, 2006. Print.
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