Klara and the Sun

by

Kazuo Ishiguro

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Coffee Cup Lady and Raincoat Man Character Analysis

Coffee Cup Lady (named because she is the same shape as the coffee cups Klara sees in Manager’s store) and Raincoat Man (named because he wears a raincoat) are two people that Klara watches through the store window. They are both older, and it appears that they suddenly reunite after many years of not seeing each other. Watching them reunite helps Klara learn more about human behavior.

Coffee Cup Lady and Raincoat Man Quotes in Klara and the Sun

The Klara and the Sun quotes below are all either spoken by Coffee Cup Lady and Raincoat Man or refer to Coffee Cup Lady and Raincoat Man. 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:
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Part Five Quotes

But I’m remembering how delighted you were on that day Coffee Cup Lady and Raincoat Man found each other again. You were so delighted and couldn’t help showing it. So I know just how much it matters to you that people who love one another are brought together, even after many years.

Related Characters: Klara (speaker), Josie, Rick, Beggar Man, Coffee Cup Lady and Raincoat Man
Related Symbols: The Sun
Page Number: 271
Explanation and Analysis:
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Coffee Cup Lady and Raincoat Man Character Timeline in Klara and the Sun

The timeline below shows where the character Coffee Cup Lady and Raincoat Man appears in Klara and the Sun. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part One
The Meaning of Love Theme Icon
...could make her angry enough to fight someone. While thinking of complicated emotions, she remembers Coffee Cup Lady and an event that happened two days after Klara met Josie. In this memory, Coffee... (full context)
The Meaning of Love Theme Icon
Manager explains to Klara that maybe Coffee Cup Lady and Raincoat Man haven’t seen each other for a very long time. She explains that... (full context)
Part Five
The Meaning of Love Theme Icon
Faith and Hope Theme Icon
Environmentalism Theme Icon
Klara tells the Sun that she remembers how happy he was on the day that Coffee Cup Lady met Rain Coat Man on the street. She believes the Sun is happy when people... (full context)