Musui's Story: The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai Topics for Discussion

Katsu Kokichi
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How does Musui feel about the life he has lived? Has he lived life to its fullest? Did he live life in the best way possible?

What are some pieces of advice that Musui gives to those reading his autobiography? What does he hope that readers will take away from his story?

In what ways is Musui an unreliable narrator?

Describe how Musui is able to resolve the dispute between his landlord Magoichiro and Josuke.

Describe three ways in which Musui tries to earn money. Why is Musui never able to amass wealth of any significance?

What philosophy does Musui eventually arrive at in respect to good deeds and helping people?

In what three instances does Musui use the threat of committing harakiri (suicide) to get his way?

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