Thus the narrator connects to the reader through the emotions which he triggers by giving an account of past memories which he holds dear and is ...
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...“I remember the sights and sounds and smells clearly enough, but the names of the towns are gone, as well as any sense of the order in which I traveled from place to place” (324).
The essay has proved that the memories characterized by emotional events are more memorable than neutral ones. Toru, the narrator remembers every small detail of the most emotional moments of his life but fails to remember other obvious aspects about the world then. The thematic memories captured by the narrator gives readers a very detailed reflection of the world in 1960’s as he describes the prevailing events, challenges, and other attributes of the world in that instance in history. The narrator’s description of the past from his memories relates to the lyrics of the song title as the emotions captured by the novel are that of nostalgia and grief for the loss of something special.
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