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The Tale of Genji - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

Genji decides that the Akashi lady must move closer to him so that he can spend more time with his daughter. However, the Akashi lady does not want to get too near him, since she has often heard that Genji becomes cold to any woman that he gets close to. Since the Akashi lady does not want to get too close to Genji and Genji wants his daughter nearby, the Akashi lady is forced to give up her daughter.

The little girl comes to Genji's home and, though she misses her mother at first, she develops a love for Murasaki. Murasaki, for her part, proves to be a loving and attentive parent to this girl that she is given and they quickly build a strong bond.

Meanwhile, Genji builds an elaborate series of complexes to accommodate his various women. Though he is not as wild as he...

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