We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy

An Analysis of “The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket”

The whole doc is available only for registered users

A limited time offer! Get a custom sample essay written according to your requirements urgent 3h delivery guaranteed

Order Now

Yasunary Kawabata uses this title as a symbol to differentiate between two different kinds. It also reflects the author affiliations with his culture, especially when he describes the base of the embankment. “Was a bobbing cluster of beautiful varicolored lantern such as one might seat at a festival in a remote country village.”(p.366) Kawabata uses various methods to tell the story. As a first person, re-tell the story as he remembers being a child from a time of innocence youth.

He also concentrates describing the children’s past-time. “Each day with cardboard, paper, brush, scissors, penknife, and glue” (Kawabata) The Children’s would gather around and make new lanterns, with the hope of being the best one. During late evening hunting insect was their major adventure, using their hand made lantern to light their path among the bushes.

As any child Fujio, crying out of excitement of discovering what they all were hopping to find a Grasshopper. All the children answer to his call. To Fujio surprise a sweet voice said, “Yes I would like to have it,” (p.367) a girl named Kiyoko Responded! After she saw it, she identified it as a Bell Cricket.

Yasunary Kawabata gives us the impressions that love and friendship is not always being right, but being able to accept someone else’s opinion.

Works Cited

Kawabata, Yasunary. “The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket. “The Norton Introduction to Literature.” Alison, Booth. J. Paul Hunter and Kelly J. Mays. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2006. 366 – 368.

Related Topics

We can write a custom essay

According to Your Specific Requirements

Order an essay
Materials Daily
100,000+ Subjects
2000+ Topics
Free Plagiarism
All Materials
are Cataloged Well

Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website. If you need this or any other sample, we can send it to you via email.

By clicking "SEND", you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy. We'll occasionally send you account related and promo emails.
Sorry, but only registered users have full access

How about getting this access

Your Answer Is Very Helpful For Us
Thank You A Lot!


Emma Taylor


Hi there!
Would you like to get such a paper?
How about getting a customized one?

Can't find What you were Looking for?

Get access to our huge, continuously updated knowledge base

The next update will be in:
14 : 59 : 59