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The Tale of Genji - Study Guide Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Genji goes to visit his former nurse, Koremitsu, who has become a nun. While he is visiting the woman who cared for him as he was growing up, he asks her about Yugao, a girl who lives in a house near the nunnery.

After making some investigations, Koremitsu reports that she has not seen Yugao, but has written to her. She reports that Yugao writes in a very respectable hand. Genji, who is always on the lookout for new conquests, attempts to contact her but his attempts are unsuccessful.

Meanwhile, Genji also strikes up a romance with a lady living in the palace of Rokujo. After some initial resistance, he finally sleeps with the Rokujo lady, but he finds that finally fulfilling his desires leaves him cold. Indeed, the most attractive thing about her had been her ability to push Genji away and this sudden reversal of...

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