Discuss the significance of the setting of the novel "The Makoika Sisters".
Choose two sisters and discuss the relationship between them.
Discuss the significance of Japanese tradition in the novel and how it impacts the lives of the characters.
Discuss the role of social propriety and appearance based on the character of Yukiko.
Examine the relationship between Etsuko and Yukiko and how this role changes throughout the course of the novel.
Analyze the development of conflict between the main house and the sisters.
Discuss the role that Taeko plays in the novel and how and why she breaks from Japanese tradition.
Discuss the role of O-Haru in the novel and examine her actions, traits, and characteristics.
Compare the relationship between Taeko and Itakura with Taeko and Okubata.
Examine the significance of the "miai" dinner and investigations into a potential spouse's background.
Discuss how Yukiko is contrasted with her...
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