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こころ (Kokoro)

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Kokoro is a thought-provoking novel that delves into themes of loneliness, guilt, and the complexities of human relationships. The story follows the protagonist as he navigates his feelings of emptiness and regret, grappling with the consequences of his actions and the burden of his choices. The writing is simple yet profound, capturing the inner turmoil of the characters with great depth and sensitivity. Soseki Natsume's portrayal of the characters' inner struggles is both poignant and realistic, making the story resonate with readers on a personal level. Overall, Kokoro is a beautifully written novel that explores the depths of the human soul and leaves a lasting impact on its readers.

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語り手は、鎌倉の海岸で、先生と知り合いになる。東京に戻ってからも度々、先生の家を訪ねた。先生は、苦悩持っていた。先生の友人Kが、先生が若い頃に自殺をした。先生は、毎月、その友人の墓を訪ねていた。  語り手が、大学を卒業し、父の病の為に帰省したままで、東京に戻れない時、先生からの遺書を受け取った。その中で、先生はKが自殺した上京、そして自分の苦悩を語り手に伝えた。

The storyteller initially met Sensei at a bathing beach in Kamakura and later often visited Sensei in Tokyo. When Sensei was still young, his friend committed suicide, and Sensei visited his tomb every month. Only towards the end of his own life, Sensei comes to terms with his feelings of guilt. (by ekzemplaro)

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