The proprietress of a bar, repays money stolen by Otani, Sachi's husband. His spending spread and buzzled him, so she quizzed him about the money. He transpires that Otani to put on a trafish party at her bar with the stolen money.
But Sachi thinks her husband's actions are not as outrageous as those of other people. She remembers attaining when well to do looking women came peddling fake alcohol at the Camellia pub. The proverty exists but Sachi prefers to gather all the negative things and turn into something positive.
To Sachi, only one thing is clear: Even if one day at the bar, she is tripped or sailed by a customer, even if her husband offers mindless explanations like "I stole the money to make you happy," all it is important to Sachi is living.
"Who cares if you're a monster? As long as we can stay alive."
Sachi met her husband when he was a customer at her father's street vender store. They've been living as husband and wife since she gave birth to their son, but they never actually got married.
Whenever her husband comes her rolling drunk, he bursts in tears and lays eyes on Sachi. "I'm scared. Help me." he says, trembling and clinging to Sachi. But then suddenly he goes off somewhere, leaving Sachi to wait at home for his return.
All his life, he has been preoccupied with "death." But the thought of "an angry God" always stopped him going through with any suicidetant. Sachi tries to tell him that his work matters, but he's dismissive. "What I write is neither masterpieces nor flops." Sachi cannot understand his distress, but her roomdely merely that their life carry on like this forever.
"I, um, I know it sounds stagey, but all I want to do is drop dead."
The next morning
,Sachi visits the Camellia pub. She lies to be honestthe owners, saying that someone will come to repay her husband's debts. But no such person exists. All the while wishing that she could "melt away like ice cream."
saw justsoldiers owneron at the pub. And then ,who should appear bats,but... herHer husband ., Halfhalf hiding his face, and then all the bubpropogiries,an older bar proprietress. theThe woman officeofferes to pay back a pushportion of Sachi's husband's debts.
Sachi decides to pay the rest back by working at the pub. Her natural cheer soon makes
aher popular among the customers. However, her real reason for working at the pub is the hope that by doing so, she can sometimes see her husband. Sachi finds happiness andin being able to turn home with her husband after work.
However, her husband is
toolmentedtormented by the fear lackinglurking in his heart. "Men only know unhappiness," he says.
"Men only know unhappiness. We're always fighting fear."
Dazai Osamu was born in 1909 in Tsugaru, Aomori prefecture. After publishing a series of masterpieces, the
self professedself-professed " Godgod of lies" ,and "master of the funerybuffoonery," killed himself at the age of 5939.
Villon's Wife was published two years before his death.
HisIts protignistprotagonist doesis the resilient 26-year-old Sachi. She supports her husband and believes he'shis apoetic genius. But her husband Otani lives a bit porcheddebauched life ,full of alcholicalcohol and women. One day, when a pub owner demands repayment of deptsdebts, Otani pulls a knife and runs away. In order to pay back her husband's deptsdebts, Sachi devotes herself to work at the pub. Sachi understands her husband's weakness and accepts him just as he is.
In one of his leading works, Dazai reveals his own
misserymisery through the tale of a couple's pithicalpitiful love.
"But for God's sake he pulled a knife on us! 'I'll stab you' he said. Can you believe that?"