Question: English & Literature

Why does Hatsumomo take an immediately dislike to Chiyo? What problems does she foresee right from the start? In what ways does she immediately try to undermine Chiyo’s position immediately and fo

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Hatsumomo takes an immediate dislike to Chiyo because she recognizes that Chiyo has a kind of natural beauty that could easily oust her from her high standing in the okiya. Hatsumomo can immediately see that Chiyo has the potential to be an outstanding geisha, so she sets out from the beginning to undermine her confidence, and to make her life miserable in general. She begins by accusing her of theft, encouraging her to seek out her sister outside the okiya, and generally ensures that her bill with the okiya is almost beyond reach or hope of repayment.
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