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Uragami describes the game of go as especially suited to the Japanese "spirit." What does he mean?

Compare the ways that Otake and the Master approach their competition.

Is the Master a tragic figure? Why or why not?

Is the reader meant to sympathize with either opponent? If so, who, and why?

What are the differences in character between Otake and the Master? How are they similar?

Uragami suggests that the Master is destined to lose the match. Why might he think so?

Does the Master lose on purpose?

How does Kawabata treat the passage of time in laying out his novel?

Is Uragami a reliable narrator?

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