Tale Of Genji Essay

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The Tale of Genji is about a Man named Genji, who is the son of the Emperor of Japan and his favorite concubine. His mother dies at a young age and is under the care of one of the emperor's concubine, Fujitsubo. Genji’s attraction grows for her and they have an affair, which lead to Fujitsubo having a son. The Boy is later passed as the Emperor's son and he is next in line to be on the throne. This Tale was written by a woman named Murasaki Shikibu and this book is a part of the Japanese culture and was taken place in the Heian Era of Japan. The major themes that this book has such as the affairs that Genji has had, they are all different, at first he may like them and then when he gets to know them, he might later lose interest and look for …show more content…
That is how the relationships and life are related in this book, that all things don't last forever, that thing are precisely beautiful because they don't last. This book also shows that through a woman’s perspective, genji was a sensitive man, who maybe wanted love since his first love was a woman who was his father's and he wanted that hole to be filled with love that he thought he deserved. He was a man who never discard the women he has sexual relations with, he would take care of them and that is what made these women think he was the ideal man. A big Significance if this book is that it has a lot to do with the way it portrays the way people lives in the heian era, where the author was a lady-in- waiting,how it was a polygamous society, where men can have many woman, and also how the author was a woman and wrote this very detailed and amazing book that captured everyone's attention and is a big part of the Japanese culture. Also it's a big part of Literature and Art, where it's read in schools. The Tale of Genji is a tale that is the bedrock of Japan and people will continue reading for the next generations to

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