Memoirs of a Geisha - Chapters Twenty-Three and Twenty-Four Summary & Analysis

Arthur Golden
This Study Guide consists of approximately 71 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Memoirs of a Geisha.
This section contains 760 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Memoirs of a Geisha Study Guide

Summary

“Dances of the Old Capital” begins, and Sayuri performs flawlessly. In the final week, they emerge to find Nobu waiting for them. He gives Sayuri a ruby the size of a peach pit, and a few days later, the bidding for her mizuage begins. Mameha has to leave for three days, but she assures Sayuri she will be fine. When Sayuri returns to the okiya, Pumpkin is frantic to find Hatsumomo. Mother is waiting for Sayuri, and soon a doctor arrives to assess whether or not Sayuri is still a virgin. With that confirmed, Mother announces that her status is about to change. The following week, she will formally adopt Sayuri and as the daughter of the okiya, she would trade rooms, taking the larger one from Pumpkin and Hatsumomo. Hatsumomo returns and asks if Mother has changed her mind about adopting Pumpkin, but Mother...

(read more from the Chapters Twenty-Three and Twenty-Four Summary)

This section contains 760 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Memoirs of a Geisha Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Memoirs of a Geisha from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.