This study aims to analyze the stream of consciousness presentation of characters and attempts to depict human sorrow and forgiveness of sin through the recognition of sin expressed in the novel, Freezing Point.
The article seeks to determine if The Jesus' commandment,Love your enemies,quoted from Bible can be practiced or not. When a human being loves his/her enemy it presupposes forgiveness but this raises the question Can a human being really forgive his/her enemy? Ayako Miura seeks to convince the reader that God is the authority of forgiveness.
The process is as follows the Sin is revealed before God, and then there is recognition of sin when the existence of God is revealed.
Miura defines sin as a human being failing to convince himself of his sin and forgetting the existence of God, then falling into a self-centered person. If a human being could realize his sin, he would feel sad and roubled. God would then grant forgiveness to those who feel sad and regretful. Human beings would reconcile with each other and convince each other of the existence of God. In the last scene part in this novel, Yoko, while gazing at the drift ice which seemed to have been dyed red by the sunset, sinks in thought of about the existence that could truly forgive her sin. In the end, Miura seems to be appealing to the reader to realize that only the existence of God can convince the recognition of sin, sorrow, and forgiveness, urging theo reader to pursue absolute love, which is the essence of God.