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The Tale of Genji - Chapter 25 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 25 Summary

There are several men making advances to Tamakazura, but Genji keeps them away from this child in his care. Genji is eager to marry the girl to someone worthwhile, so he arranges for Prince Hotaru to visit her. Then, when the prince is visiting, Genji carefully orchestrates a way for Prince Hotaru to actually see Tamakazura in the light of fireflies. Of course, Genji's ploy works and Hotaru is taken with the beautiful woman. Unfortunately, it also throws Tamakazura into even more confusion.

Meanwhile, To no Chujo has a strange dream and he is unsure what to make of it. In the dream he visits a seer, who tells To no Chujo that he may hear from a long-lost child. Though To no Chujo cannot remember putting a child up for adoption, he begins to wonder about Tamakazura.

Chapter 25 Analysis

When Genji manages to show Tamakazura's face...

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