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The Tale of Genji - Study Guide Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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The emperor abdicates and under the reign of the new Suzaku emperor, Genji needs to keep his romances under wraps. Instead of having his way with several women, he avoids meeting any new women so that he can stay in the good graces of the Suzaku emperor. Unfortunately, Genji cannot even see Fujitsubo, as she spends more of her time with the former emperor than she did before.

Additionally, Genji avoids seeing the other women he has slept with. The Rokujo lady is particularly hurt by Genji's indifference, but he refuses to visit her. Genji keeps up a moderate flirtation with her, which stings her even more, but he will not acknowledge her in public. In fact, he goes to great lengths to publicly snub her at the Kamo festival for the new priestess who was installed there. Though no one knows about the snubbing except Genji...

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