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The Tale of Genji - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

Genji wakes up the next morning, still lying next to the boy, and he is disappointed. After all, he has been rebuffed time after time and has never had to deal with this sort of failure before. So, he tries for one more meeting with Utsusemi.

The day finally comes when Genji might be able to see this woman who has turned him away and her brother, once again, leads him into the house. While Genji is sneaking around the palace, he hears other women say that the lady is in another room playing a game, so Genji slyly works his way past the curtain to finally lay eyes on this woman who has so frustrated him. Seeing two women there, he realizes that the woman he is after is beautiful, if rather chatty and frivolous. However, Genji is happy that he finally has a chance to...

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