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Opposite and Coexistent Dialogues: Repeated Voices and the Side-by-Side Position of Self and Other

  • Yoko Yamada

Abstract

Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin (1895–1975) theorized that narratives were basically dialogic and polyphonic, and that they were competitive, with multiple voices. In this paper, I call his dialogue based on the opposite relationship of Self and Other “Opposite Dialogue,” and analyze the theoretical relationships of what I call “Coexistent Dialogue,” using discourses from three scenes in Yasuhiro Ozu’s film, Tokyo Story, focusing on repeated voices, side-by-side positions, and harmonious and sympathetic resonance of Self and Other.

Keywords

Opposite Relationship Back Home Sequential Transfer Multiple Voice Subjunctive Mood 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoko Yamada
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  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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