Reclusion in the Works of Haruki Murakami
This paper will deal with the idea of the ‘recluse’ as understood in the earlier times and how it has evolved with the changing times. This study will primarily be based on a few selected works of Haruki Murakami and the portrayal of his characters. The works which will be considered are Kafka on the Shore and Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage. All the three novels have protagonists who were alienated; this paper aims at understanding their background and situations.