Essay Topic 1
What type of hero is Yuranosuke? How does he fulfill this role? How does he defy the label of hero? Define hero and give examples of heroic or non-heroic actions from the play.
Essay Topic 2
Explain the significance of loyalty in this drama. How is loyalty defined? What role does is play in developing the characters and the plot? Give examples of loyalty and the lack thereof in the play.
Essay Topic 3
Describe how the society of feudal Japan influences the plot of this drama. Use secondary sources as necessary to discuss feudal Japan.
Essay Topic 4
Explore the gender roles of this play. Choose two female characters who break their roles and assess the impact. Discuss gender roles and use examples from the play to support your discussion.
Essay Topic 5
What is author's message about honor? How does this theme influence the play? Define theme and...
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