Tsugumi Ohba's The Death Note: Book Review

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Another writer who uses the idea of justice is Tsugumi Ohba (his pseudonym name), who is a Japanese writer and Manga artist. However, his true identity and birthdate are confidential and unknown. Ohba's animation the Death Note is about a high school student Light Yagami who one day finds a supernatural notebook in his school garden. A note that turned out to be a note of death that when someone's name is written that person die (and knowing the face of the victim is necessary). Yagami uses that note to write the names of criminals and bad people in the effort to rid the society and the world of all lawbreakers. His attempt is to create a perfect world without evil, and he wants to become the God of that world. Yagami believes that his actions…show more content…
The story shows the dark and gloomy side of colonies in the 19th and even in the 20th century. At the beginning of the story, the explorer arrival in the colony makes the officer very content to see him because the officer believes that the explorer will help him in keeping the Apparatus functioning. The officer was also happy when he starts describing the Apparatus to the explorer " 'It's a remarkable piece of apparatus,'" (Kafka 165). The word that the officer used to describe the Apparatus which is "remarkable" shows very clearly his respect and high regard for this machine. The Apparatus consists of three components the Harrow, the Designer, and the Bed. The process of the execution start by having the condemned man chained down on the Bed with his face down and a gag in his mouth to prevent him from screaming. The Harrow start with the needles piercing his skin to write the words of the law that he has violated. The Bed's vibration follows the Harrow movements, and the Harrow is controlled by the Designer at the top it. When the condemned man is chained down on the Bed, the execution begins. In "the first six hours the condemned man stays alive almost as before, he suffers only pain. After two hours the felt gag is taken away, for he has no longer strength to scream. Here, into this electrically heated basin at the head of the Bed, some warm rice pap…show more content…
The real injustice of this whole process is when the explorer asked the officer if the condemned man before they execute him, knows what he is guilty of. The officer reply's is that "there would be no point in telling him. He'll learn it on his body" (Kafka 170). The condemned man does not know the reason he is executed for and the officer did not give him the chance to defend himself. The condemned man is being executed because of his action which is that he did not perform his job as his master has ordered. The condemned man's job is to wake up every single hour to salute the door even during his sleep time he must do his job. One night, his master wants to make sure that he does his job perfectly, so he stays up all night to watch him salute the door when the clock ticks after every hour but the condemned man have fallen asleep. Therefore, the master "took his riding whip and lashed him across the face. Instead of getting up and begging pardon, the man caught hold of his master's legs, shook him, and cried: 'Throw that whip away or I'll eat you alive.' -- That's the evidence" (Kafka 171). The officer did not interrogate the condemned man for his action which is threating his master, assuming that he will tell lies and the officer will have to investigate these lies. Therefore, according to the officer, it will be more difficult if he tells the condemned man the reason for

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