Analysis of “Where Do My Characters Come From” by Murakami

Analyze the essay “Where Do My Characters Come From” by Haruki Murakami.

Read the essay “lightly.” Did you appreciate it? Why, or why not? What appealed to you about it (or not)? In your own words, identify what you think is the main point of the entire essay. Try to divide the essay into a beginning, middle, and end. Indicate where you’ve divided the text and state your reasons for dividing the text this way. What do you think is the writer’s purpose in this essay? What audience do you think the essay is targeting? Can you discern the main statement, or thesis, in this essay?