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1. What role does the body play in this novel? In other words, how does the narrator use sensory details like smell, touch, and sound to describe the things she remembers as well as the things that she forgets (i.e. the surreal sensory experience of a disappearance). Cite specific examples from pages 97-205.
2. In writing this book, Ogawa was inspired by The Diary of Anne Frank which she read many times as a girl. As she said in an interview (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/books/yoko-ogawa-memory-police.html) for the New York Times, “I wanted to digest Anne’s experience in my own way and then recompose it into my work.” How might reading The Memory Police allow us to digest and recompose other historical events as well? For example, what aspects of the anxiety, isolation, fear, loss, and perseverance of the characters in The Memory Police feel familiar or speak to our current moment?
3. What does it mean for the novel’s characters to become accustomed to things disappearing? Is it a form of strength to persevere, to adapt, and to feel gratitude for what is left, as the narrator and the old man try to do? Or is it a weakness, as the mother, R, and those who cannot forget claim, since something irrecoverable about the world – and the self – is lost when an object or a person is taken away?
Your response must be at least 400 words in length (total). Thank you!