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Yukio Mishima was an author who wrote with graphic detail and imagery He used this technique to further his storylines and themes Imagery is the incorporation of the senses in a story so that the reader feels more connected to the book In his book The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea imagery was used in the last paragraph to enhance the relationship between the sea and Ryuji and also used to foreshadow Ryujis return to the sea two themes that are seen throughout the book The battle between a life of honor on the seas or a life with the woman Ryuji loves is described throughout the book Ryuji had always ridiculed other shipmates who settle down and start a family Then he does the same thing by asking Fusaka to marry him and becoming Noborus future stepfather Noboru and his gang find this very dishonorable and wish to return Ryuji to the sea As they are leading him up the mountain Ryuji notices that the boys were like six tugboats laboring futilely to tow a freighter out to sea 170 Ironically Ryuji does not notice that he is the freighter Mishima used imagery in that sentence so that the reader could see this in his mind clearly Imagery in this instance also represents the sea Mishima characterizes the water with spring still far away was Persian blue except where the shadow of one pearly cloud turned it pale chilly white 174 Yukio intended the white spot to be Ryuji a missing part of the sea Once Ryuji returns the white spot will be gone and he will take its place Yukio also uses imagery to foreshadow future events By the middle of the book it is inferred that Ryuji will die at the end During the last chapter this becomes very apparent As the leader of the gang is telling Ryuji about their dry dock he says we repair run-down ships
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