"The Tale of Genji" Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

"The Tale of Genji"
A review of Murasaki Shikibu's "The Tale of Genji" about aristocratic Japan.
# 40286 | 1,400 words | 5 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 08, 2003 in Literature (World) , English (Analysis)

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This paper is a discussion on "The Tale of Genji". "The Tale of Genji" happens to take the reader into aristocratic Japan and a complicated array of principal and secondary wives, concubines, and persons related by different kinds of relationships that all have their connections to the old source of power. The characters have their connections too, to what will happen in the next generation as Genji manages to establish his own court and heirs. In these dynamics, the pattern of the novel is set.

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