Kafka’s older sister disappeared with his mother when Kafka was almost too young to remember. Kafka knows his sister was adopted, but can no longer remember what she looks like. Because of the prophecy from his father, Kafka is worried that every young woman he meets might be his sister.
Kafka’s Sister Quotes in Kafka on the Shore
The Kafka on the Shore quotes below are all either spoken by Kafka’s Sister or refer to Kafka’s Sister. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of Kafka on the Shore published in 2006.).
Chapter 21 Quotes
“My father told me there was nothing I could to escape this fate. That prophecy is like a timing device buried inside my genes, and nothing can ever change it. I will kill my father and be with my mother and sister.”
Kafka’s Sister Character Timeline in Kafka on the Shore
The timeline below shows where the character Kafka’s Sister appears in Kafka on the Shore. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...calm won’t last long. Inevitably, says Crow, Kafka will dream about raping his mother or sister. He worries about the consequences of his dreams and imagination, and thinks that, ultimately, those... (full context)
...Oedipus, Oshima points out. Kafka’s father also added that Kafka would sleep with his older sister as well as his mother. To Kafka, the prophecy feels like “a timing device buried... (full context)