Spring Snow Topics for Discussion

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What is Kiyoaki's character at the outset of the novel? How, when and why does it change?

What role do the two Siamese princes play in the story?

Compare the character of the servant Tadeshina with that of the tutor Iinuma. How are they similar, and different?

Compare the character of Count Akakura with that of Marquis Matsugae. How are they similar and different?

What motivates Satoko to suddenly throw herself at the nuns in Gesshu Monastery?

Is there any evidence that Satoko actually loves Kiyoaki with the same intensity as he loves her?

Why does Tadeshina attempt suicide?

What is the reaction of Kiyoaki's parents when they discover he has gotten Satoko pregnant?

How does the social ranking of Japanese society play out at the annual poetry recital?

Is Kiyoaki's death at age 20 a suicide?

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