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The Tale of Genji Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 21 Summary

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Chapter 21 Summary

It is time for the annual promotions and everyone is expecting Yugiri, Genji's son, to be advanced in rank by the Reizei emperor. Genji does not want to see his son receive promotions that he is not worthy of, so he decides to send Yugiri to the university in order to learn and expand his mind. By doing this, Genji hopes that Yugiri can become a worthy minister of state someday, even though many of the other nobles find the whole idea rather silly when compared to the advantages of quick promotion. Of course, Yugiri studies hard and, after his examinations, Yugiri is accepted by the university.

In the Eleventh Month, there are to be Gosechi dances at the festival and Genji provides a dancer for the celebrations. Then, in order to ensure that the dancers are in top-notch form, Genji orders a final rehearsal. A daughter...

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