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The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket | Study Guide

Yasunari Kawabata

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Overview

Author

Yasunari Kawabata

Year Published

1924

Type

Short Story

Genre

Allegory, Nature

Perspective and Narrator

"The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket" is told in the first person. However, the narrator is an outside observer of events taking place, as he describes to the reader the actions of the children while witnessing them from afar. This perspective provides the reader with a clear and intimate picture of the children's actions and the meaning behind them as conveyed by the observer.

Tense

"The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket" is written in the past tense.

About the Title

"The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket" is named for the two insects that play a central role in the story and its theme. As the children chase grasshoppers on the campus of a school in Japan, one child discovers a bell cricket, an insect that has deep symbolic meaning in Japanese culture.

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