Short Essay Answer Key
1. What does Musui say about the social ladder?
Musui warns young men against trying to climb the social ladder as he says this is a form of greed, and no man should let their lives be ruled by greed.
2. What is Musui's reputation?
Musui says he has a reputation as a ne'er-do-well and a dishonest person because of his years doing bad things.
3. How does Musui feel about his reputation?
Instead of being angry at people who think of him in a bad light due to his negative reputation, Musui has gained the wisdom to accept blame for this reputation, and even to wish his enemies and detractors well. This attitude has resulted in a happy home and personal happiness.
4. Whom does Musui greatly praise at the beginning of the book? Why?
At the beginning of the book, Musui greatly...
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