Toru tells you in the beginning that the book is about Naoko and trying to preserve the memory of her. So its an account of her, and Torus relationship with her. When shes dead, and Toru moves on, the book ends, because the book was never supposed to be about him. 13.
What was the ending of Norwegian wood?
Norwegian Wood appears to end on a happy note with Watanabe calling Midori and telling her: “All I want in the world is you. . . . I want the two of us to begin everything from the beginning” [p. 293]. But when Midori asks where he is, Watanabe is plunged into a kind of existential confusion.
What was wrong with Naoko in Norwegian wood?
She turns to the protagonist in hopes that he can save her, but in the end he fails. When Naoko commits suicide the sickness is passed on to him. He becomes unable to cope with life. He feels disconnected and confused and he is crying out for Midori to save him, because he cant do it on his own anymore.
What happened to Reiko in Norwegian Wood?
An accomplished guitarist and former piano prodigy, Reiko eventually reveals to Toru that a sordid incident from her past, in which one of her young piano pupils seduced her, then claimed Reiko raped her, has torn Reiko from her life and made her too ashamed to rejoin society.