Truth Answers Shame: A Brief Analysis of the Novel ‘A Personal Matter’

‘Pride is not the opposite of shame, but its source—true humility is the only anecdote to shame.’ This quote comes from the Iroh in the TV show Avatar: The Last Airbender, and I think it aptly describes the central theme of shame in Kenzaburo Oe’s novel, A Personal Matter. More accurately, the novel presents theContinue reading “Truth Answers Shame: A Brief Analysis of the Novel ‘A Personal Matter’”