Hello, I am looking for someone to write an essay on How are issue of modern life represented in Sanshiro in the world around him how does Sanshiro deal with them what social criticism does the author offer. It needs to be at least 1000 words.
In the course of the story, Sanshiro opens his eyes and sees the “real world”, modern life in the town and his surroundings. This essay will analyze how issues of modern life are presented in the novel.
In the first chapter of the novel, the innocent protagonist Sanshiro is seen to know nothing about modern life. The modern life is seen as different from the country life which is always full of innocence, peace, and simple virtue. Country residents are described as people full of honest and economical when it comes to monetary issues. The eyes of Sanshiro are opened to the issues of modern life through the assistance of his Professor, Hirota. As the story goes on, Professor Hirota becomes a father figure to Sanshiro. Sanshiro is highly attracted to Professor Hirota because his personality is that of a modern individual. As it is previously mentioned in this essay, modernization in Japan started during the Meiji era in the year 1868 which was characterized by an attempt of westernizing the country1. Tokyo, which was the capital city of the modernizing Japan, was referred to as the center of modernity and modern life. In the course of the process, some of the issues of modern life that were introduced in Japan were science and technology. In addition, this time marked the promotion of western culture. Modernity in Japan did not merely mean life westernization, because there were counter movements and opponents who supported promotion of traditional values like social harmony, traditional arts, and samurai loyalty.
Through the help of professor Hirota, who is a very careful critic and observer, Sanshiro opens eyes to modern life issues and learns how to deal with these new life issues and environment. Sanshiro adheres to the advice given to him by professor Hirota an aspect that helps him deal with modern life issues. Professor Hirota warns him to take a lot of caution and be careful to