In a world of waning traditions, Soseki says there is a loneliness which emerges in the culture and among the people.
Part 1: Why do you think society becomes lonely without tradition?
Part 2: Do you agree that loneliness occurs when traditions fade? Why or why not?
Part 3: What traditions have faded from your life that you miss? Why?
This particular book has been translated from Japanese, which is often problematic in terms of conveying all of the meaning the author had in mind.
Part 1: Do you think it's right to translate books into another language? Why or why not?
Part 2: Do you think a book loses its power when it is translated into another language? Why or why not?
Part 3: How can a book's power be preserved during the translation process?
Soseki and Sensei seem to have a connection to each other right from the beginning of the story...
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