Daily Lessons for Teaching The Kagero Diary: A Woman's Autobiographical Text from Tenth-century...

Edward Seidensticker
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Objective: Book One: Pages 55 through 94 Even in the earliest stages of their courtship, MM frequently expressed her unease with the situation and with Fujiwara. Although he displayed great passion, his single-mindedness in trying to contact her was frightening, and she found that she was wary of accepting his affections. After their marriage, her fears were proven correct: Fujiwara was an unworthy husband and, despite her pleas and feelings, MM was abandoned in an unhealthy marriage. This lesson will explore MM's misgivings about her future husband and what her intuition suggested about her personality.

1) Class Discussion: How was Fujiwara? How did he meet MM? How did he first react to MM? How did MM first feel about him? How did he begin to express his affection to her? What was significant about her reaction to this in contrast to the reaction of her father? What did this suggest...

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