The following essay was not very well made, averaging like a 63%, it is about the book
“Norwegian Wood” by Haruki Murakami, and how it is a voice of the current generation.
Life Is Wonderful
The 1960’s were an influential time filled with culture, music, life, and freedom. Also known as the “Swinging Sixties”, led by the teenagers of the post World War II baby boom, it was the head of the sexual revolution. While looking back on those days it may be remembered as a simpler, more innocent time as compared to today it was actually far from that. It was a movement of youth cultural radicalism, fed by the counter-culture and hippies. They used many recreational drugs such as cannabis and LSD, and led many strikes and riots with a mindset intended on the rejection of reformation towards a higher power. This “revolution” is considered to have originated in The United States of America, but spanned across the globe to the shores of the United Kingdom all the way to the mountains of Japan. It seemed as though the world was going through a cultural flip as the youth of the time did not want to follow the norm that was associated with the previous generations. Conforming to their own form of non-conformity, they were the fore-fathers of what has become to be known as today’s modern youth. It truly was one of the most influential aspects of what today’s society has become. As stated by Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kanter “If you can remember anything about the sixties, you were not really there”. It may take the apparition of an era filled with happiness and life but for many that was not the case. In Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami presents an atrocious view on life and a hypocritical society through the eyes of the cynical Toru Watanabe as a voice of hope in a hopeless generation.
The “revolution” that the youth of the generation was trying to convey...