The Invisible Japanese Gentlemen Analysis

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Text interpretation. “The invisible Japanese gentlemen” is a short story which was written by an English writer of 20th century Graham Green. He tells us about an episode which took place at Bendey's restaurant. The narrator was watching two tables at the same time. The first whom he was observing, were a group of Japanese. They were 8 gentlemen speaking Japanese which was absolutely unclear to the narrator. He described in detail heir manners and actions. But the main the most important character for the narrator was a young couple sitting beyond the Japanese. He paid all his attention on them trying to catch their conversations. We learnt that they were unmarried couple. The woman is described as a young writer who was going to be published…show more content…
I. Plot structure Exposition: Time/ The whole action lasts for several hours. It isn't mentioned in the story. But we may guess that's something in between of the afternoon and the evening because the author uses the word 'dinner' while introducing the place of action. Setting. The story takes place in a middle-class restaurant called “Bendey's” which is situated in London. We haven't found any important and significant details of setting and time of the story. I suppose that it doesn't influence the main point of the story. Сharacter:Graham Green managed to make a wonderful detailed description of each character though the story is very short. It contains 11 different persons: - a group of 8 japanese gentlemen who were wearing glasses (except for one), they were smiling all the time. Japanese men stand out because they are treating one another with formal manners, bowing which is extremely unusual in this place. I think that the author attracts out attention to the setting of the story in this very case. By choosing this middle-class restaurant he tries to point that the behavior of Japanese gentlemen is very exotic and attractively unusual for the place like this English…show more content…
The author preferred to deal with the latter. As a matter of fact, dramatic irony is the leading stylistic device of the whole story. The self-deluded young writer doesn’t see how ridiculous she is, whereas her much-praised “power of observations” are only a fancy of hers. In this way the author criticizes the erroneous tendency that everyone “with some reading” can become a writer. On the other hand, he disapproves of the young generation’s lack of patience and seriousness in everything they do, including

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