Representations of Feminine Matters in Haruki Murakami's Killing Commendatore

Haruki Murakami has delved into the theme of losing females in his writings for many years. His representations of females have been almost overlooked, since they seem to be, at first glance, one-dimensional or stereotypical. In the broadest sense, that kind of analysis should be correct. However, in Killing Commendatore, the reader notices the development of the author’s representations of losing females. This essay is designed to illustrate the theme of losing as an essence of Murakami’s literature by analyzing the way in which the depictions of feminine matters develop into a more universal existence.


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