Barone Jason B - THE SEARCH FOR THE JUNGIAN STRANGER IN THE NOVELS OF HARUKI MURAKAMI A WILD SHEEP CHASE HARD-BOILED WONDERLAND AND THE END OF THE

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THE SEARCH FOR THE JUNGIAN STRANGER IN THE NOVELS OF HARUKI MURAKAMI: A WILD SHEEP CHASE, HARD-BOILED WONDERLAND AND THE END OF THE WORLD, AND THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE by JASON B. BARONE Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For the degree of Master of Arts Department of English CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY May 2008
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1 TABLE OF CONTENTS Abstract . ............................................................................................................................... 2 Introduction . ......................................................................................................................... 4 Chapter One: A Wild Sheep Chase ..................................................................................... 14 Chapter Two: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World .................................. 39 Chapter Three: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle .................................................................... 66 Conclusion . ........................................................................................................................ 93 Works Cited . ...................................................................................................................... 97
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2 The Search for the Jungian Stranger in the Novels of Haruki Murakami: A Wild Sheep Chase, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Abstract by JASON B. BARONE Haruki Murakami’s novels are characterized by a struggle between the conscious and unconscious regions of the mind, with his protagonists maneuvering between the two worlds and seeking a way to bridge the gap. Haunted by memories, dreams, and visions, they must determine the correct route to understanding their hidden, unknown selves. The protagonists move in a gradual progression from the physical, conscious world (marked by a perplexing mystery) to that of the unconscious (the source of their sense of loss and desire)—and then back again, to the real world. The novels end with a temporary sense of reconciliation between these realms. The “Jungian stranger”
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Barone Jason B - THE SEARCH FOR THE JUNGIAN STRANGER IN THE NOVELS OF HARUKI MURAKAMI A WILD SHEEP CHASE HARD-BOILED WONDERLAND AND THE END OF THE

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