Essay Topic 1
The author uses descriptions of nature to illustrate or emphasize Shingo's state of mind. Discuss how descriptions of nature are used to illustrate or emphasize Shingo's state of mind.
Essay Topic 2
In the novel, occasionally the back-story behind events that are occurring in the story are revealed. Discuss the back-story and how the author accomplishes revealing the back-story.
Essay Topic 3
The Ogata family attends a Kabuki play. Discuss Kabuki plays, and the play that the family attended.
Essay Topic 4
Shingo begins to think about some of the things he hasn't done in his life. Discuss the three great sights of Japan and how Shingo feels about missing these sights.
Essay Topic 5
Shingo's friend sells him some No masks. Discuss No masks and what they mean to Shingo, Yasuko, and Kikuko.
Essay Topic 6
Discuss Yasuko and the relationship she had with her family--her parents and sister.
Essay Topic 7
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