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The Tale of Genji - Study Guide Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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When Genji returns he is, once again, the talk of the court. However, Fujitsubo is ashamed at his presence, since the two of them slept together and now she is carrying his child. Soshe returns home to her family, but Genji follows.

Meanwhile, rumors about Murasaki are getting out, though nobody knows much about her or the situation at Nijo. However, these rumors leave Genji's wife, Aoi, even more cold than she had been before and she treats Genji with utter contempt. Additionally, the Minister of the Left is shocked at Genji's treatment of his daughter, but he does nothing about it because he is very happy when he is in Genji's company. Things continue as they are because nobody seems ready to rock the boat.

Time passes and, in the Second Month of the year, Fujitsubo finally gives birth to a son who bears a striking...

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