Sound Of Waves by Yukio Mishima

Satisfactory Essays
This is a Reading Log

a. July 16, 2007 2:20pm-2:45pm

b. 17 pages

c. ¡°The boy purposely passed directly in front of the girl. In the same way that children stare at a strange object, he stopped and looked her full in the face. The girl drew her eyebrows together slightly. But she continued staring fixedly out to sea, never turning her eyes toward the boy. Finishing his silent scrutiny, he had gone quickly on his way¡¦¡±

d. Page 8, spoken by the narrator

Ever Since the beginning of the novel, Shinji is explained as a skilled fisherman who is flunking his last year in high school. Thought he may not be ¡®book smart,¡¯ the author shows the strong will of Shinji of becoming a full time fisherman. With the dedication of know what to become in the futures, it seems nothing can get in the way of his dreams until this passage.

After reading this part of the book, I immediately knew that Shinji, the main character, found interest in this person. They way the author explained how Shinji looked at the new girl, it¡¯s obvious that he already has feelings for this person. I believe that Shinji is going to later find a way to get close to her and end up falling in love.

I can relate to this situation because I remember a time when I saw a new face at church. At first I was confused and curious about whom this person was and just ignored the whole idea of the new girl. A week later I couldn¡¯t stop looking and began to like her. Through my experience I can predict that Shinji will fall for the girl he met at the beach.

a. July 16, 2007 2:50pm-3:00pm

b. 5 pages

c. ¡°God, let the seas be calm, the fish plentiful, and our village more and more prosperous. I am still young, but in time let me become a fisher man among fishermen. Let me have much knowledge in the ways of the sea, in the ways of fish, in the ways of boats, in the ways of the weather¡¦ in everything. Let me be a man with surpassing skill in everything¡¦ Please protect my gentle mother and my brother who is still a child. When my mother enters the sea in the diving season, please protect her body somehow from all the many dangers¡¦ Then there¡¯s a different sort of request I¡¯d like to make¡¦ Some day let even such a person as me be granted a good-natured.
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