Well in the story of ‘’The Seventh Man’’ written by Haruki Murakami. the seventh man does recover from his tragedy and he learns to live with the pain and tragedy that he went through when he was 10 years old. The Narrator starts off by talking in the story about his story as a 10 year old kid.(Murakami,356) later on throughout the whole story he uses flashback and imagery to illustrate K’s death. He talks about K and the way that the Narrator talks and describes K makes him sound so happy,earthly,and a peaceful person.The way that the Narrator talks about K. shows how much he truly meant to him because he describes K. with such a great and loving passion, also explains how their friendship was so close that the Narrator considered K a a close brother instead of a close friend. For example The Narrator talks about his childhood with K and all the memories that they had together before K’s death.The Narrator uses both imagery and flashback by giving out some type of mood to get the reader thinking. The Narrator describes how K as a great and loveable person to be around.(Murakami, 358) some imagery that the Narrator gives or points out is when the Narrator talks about K when he talks about K’s paintings and how he illustrates them and gives a great painted image in the reader's mind, This story of ‘’The Seventh Man’’ written by Murakami shows and illustrates that yes,you can recovery from a tragedy. The Narrator does recover from his awful tragedy of the ocean and waters.For so long the Narrator couldn’t get over his fear or in other words he couldn’t recover from his tragedy as quickly as he wanted to or as fast as he expect to get over his fear and loss.