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The Tale of Genji - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

The storm continues outside and Genji and his men are afraid. It seems as if the sea itself is coming to swallow them whole and there is nothing they can do about it. In fact, Genji ponders what sort of sins he has committed that justify such a fate, but he cannot determine what they might be. It seems that Genji must atone for something in his life, because lightning hits his home, creating a fire that destroys the gallery.

Finally, the storm subsides and everyone is relieved, as it seemed that they were about to be killed. Then, as the moon shines down on the seashore, Genji has a dream about his father, the former emperor. In it, the former emperor tells Genji that he has come back to earth to make things right between Genji and the Suzaku emperor. Then, just as quickly as he...

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