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Kokoro Summary
Natsume Sōseki

Everything you need to understand or teach Kokoro by Natsume Sōseki.

  • Kokoro Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Kokoro Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Kokoro Summary

Plot Summary

Kokoro is a story of one young man searching to fill a void in his life. It is the story of many individuals who long to appease loneliness, and the story of two men who attempt to assuage loneliness through love but only find peace in death. Soseki befriends an older man he calls "Sensei" with the expectation of learning about life. What Soseki does learn is that Sensei is a troubled and reclusive man who does not trust himself or humanity enough to interact with the world. Though Soseki and Sensei develop a close friendship, Sensei's life remains a mystery. Only when Sensei decides to end his life does he decide it is time to pass on his testament. Kokoro is a tale that gets to the heart of the loneliness, fear, and guilt that accompanies love, individuality, and betrayal.

Soseki is a young man bored with...

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Study Pack

The Kokoro Study Pack contains about 54 pages of study material in 3 products, including:

Kokoro Study Guide

Lesson Plan

All teaching products sold separately.

Kokoro Lesson Plans contain 121 pages of teaching material, including:

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