The Kagero Diary: A Woman's Autobiographical Text from Tenth-century... Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Edward Seidensticker
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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the different marital traditions of the Heian period and how it contrasted to the modern concept of a marriage.

Essay Topic 2

Compose an essay about the short-term and long-term effects of Fujiwara's adultery on his wives and children.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss and analyze the marriage of MM and Fujiwara.

Essay Topic 4

Why was MM given to suicidal thoughts? How serious did she appear to be about them? Write an essay discussing her descent into consideration of suicide, her sincerity about it, and how she was able to pull herself away from it.

Essay Topic 5

Discuss the various ways in which power was the central conflict between many of the people in MM's diary, particularly between the lady herself and her husband.

Essay Topic 6

In what ways was MM a victim of her own society? Write an essay about her difficulties in fitting in with the...

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