First 415 words of the document:
"The ideas I come up with are not very practical" A sense of nervousness and maybe a sense of regret as his thought never work for his
"...like an antique clock built when peace filled the world" The delicacy of their relationship/his feelings towards her, and how over the years it
has built up.
"antique" how sacred and long he has loved this girl for and the fate is now
bringing them closer.
"...their heads were as empty as the young D H Lawrence's piggy bank."
Shows their poor and young nature and also shows that maybe the
protagonist is somehow that lonely he is making up scenarios in his head
to cover up his lonely nature. Maybe he never met the girl, however just
has hope to find that sense of fantasy romance.
"The moment I see her, there's a rumbling in my chest, and my mouth is as dry as a desert." His feelings towards her as he simply passes her
in the street, and how he knows that she's the 100% perfect girl for him.
"The faintest gleam of their lost memories glimmered for the briefest moment in their hearts." A sense of chance in that his dreams may
become reality. "Faintest" suggesting their/his loss of hope in trying to make it happen.
Showing past imperfections, "They were not lonely any more" and "It's a miracle."
Change from first person to 3rd person narrative to express the perspective from both sides.
"...tiny sliver of doubt took root in their hearts: Was it really all right for one's dreams to come true so easily?" Sense of doubt on the horizon.
Loss in hope and direction.
Begins with... "Once upon a time" and ended "A sad story, don't you think?" starts of a romantic fantasy and ends with loss of hope.
highly exaggerated descriptions of love "they were each other's 100% perfect lovers" and "it was a miracle they ever met."
"But the glow of their memories were far too weak." Narrator, 3rd person perspective expressing their loss of hope and love, and making the
theme of loneliness once again more apparent.
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Realism as when speaking about her he says she isn't good looking, however he still views her as being perfect.
City Life: Tokyo is busy, fast moving and exciting for some, however for the narrator of the story this doesn't become apparent. A sense of
loneliness in such a busy city/lifestyle.
Loneliness: Longing for love, referring to him being `ordinary' and `lonely' and imagines his `perfect girl' to be the same.…read more