On the Reflection of Schopenhauer’s Ethics in Fly by Riichi Yokomitsu

Zheng Yan


The short story Fly, published in 1923 in the Japanese magazine Bungeishunju, is the Japanese neo-sensationalism writer Riichi Yokomitsu’s maiden work. The full text is only more than three thousand five hundred words, but its content is humorous, profound implication, vivid image, it is really a short and pithy life drama. This paper will take the characters in Fly as the research object to discuss the embodiment of Schopenhauer’s ethics in the text.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/sll.v6n2p12


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