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The Tale of Genji - Study Guide Chapter 47 Summary & Analysis

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The year passes and when autumn arrives, Kaoru tends to the needs of the Uji princesses as well as he can while they make preparations for the anniversary of the Eighth Prince's death. Kaoru writes out part of the services himself to honor this venerable man. Meanwhile, the princesses are also preparing for the ceremony.

One night while Kaoru is at Uji, he finds Oigimi and spends part of the night speaking with her but is unsuccessful at seducing her, as her very proper demeanor keeps him at bay. His attempts at seduction fail completely and Kaoru is deeply hurt by his inability to woo this beautiful woman.

This setback does not stop Kaoru though, and on another evening he sneaks into Oigimi's room again. Oigimi does not want to marry Kaoru because she would rather see her younger sister Nakanokimi wed this worthy man so she...

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