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The Tale of Genji - Chapter 34 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 34 Summary

The Suzaku emperor is still intent on taking holy orders and, just before he does so, he sends the Third Princess to Genji so that she will have a decent life. Murasaki is jealous of this new woman in Genji's life, but she does not say anything. She feels threatened by this new young woman at Rokujo and fears that Genji may cast her away.

Even if Murasaki had protested, Genji would not refuse a request from the former emperor. Toward the middle of the Second Month, the Third Princess comes to Rokujo to marry Genji, who has just turned 40. After the wedding, the Suzaku emperor moves into his temple in the West Mountain and gives up all ties to the world.

As things turn out, the Third Princess is far too immature for Genji to sleep with. She is 13 or 14 years old, yet she still plays...

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