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The Living Sea, by Tiphanie Yanique and Hanalei Bay by Haruki Murakami

The fallowing question are for 2 different stories The Living Sea, by Tiphanie Yanique and Hanalei Bay by Haruki Murakami
1. One of the central themes that binds these two stories together is the idea of accepting and coping with death. What are these stories saying about death? What do they reveal about cultural attitudes toward death and grieving?
Finally, through their explorations of death, what do the stories try to say about life? 2. Despite the fact that Haruki Murakami is best known for his somewhat fantastic tales, for the deployment of magical or supernatural elements, “Hanalei Bay” is largely grounded in realism until its final moments. How does the sudden introduction of a supernatural element alter the world of “Hanalei Bay?” And what does it mean in terms of analyzing the story?
Feel free to take on some other traisn of thought related to “Hanalei Bay” here as well, but the appearance of Takashi, the one-legged ghost surfer is certainly worth some attention. 3. Yanique’s story has a clear audience that the narrator addresses. How does that very explicit frame of reference, the specific circumstances under which the narrator communicates her experience, alter or impact our ways of reading the story? Does the sensation that the story is, in a sense, intended for someone other than us impact how we engage with and interpret it?