Write an essay in which you explore the journeys and developments Hajime and Shimamoto.

Book: South of the Border, West of the Sum by Haruki Murakami
Choose one of the following options for our essay:
1. Write an essay in which you explore the journeys and developments Hajime and Shimamoto. Use a literary theory (I recommend structuralism or psychoanalysis) to analyze the self-knowledge and self-awareness that Hajime and Shimamoto gain or fail to realize by the end of the novel.
2. Explore the relations of female characters in the novel: Yukiko, Shimamoto and Izumi. UsePsychoanalysis and/or Feminism to explain the significance of each character to Hajime in the novel. How are the women constructed and how do their characters relate to the overall meaning of the novel.
Must be MLA Format