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LIT200BC

Motoko KURIYAMA

Class code etc
Class code A2661
Year 2021
Faculty/Graduate school Faculty of Letters
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他学科公開科目
Class Type
Term 春学期
Credit(s) 2
Day/Period 火曜5限
Campus 市ヶ谷
Group
Day or Night
Grade
Notes
Open Program
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Class taught by instructors with practical experience

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Outline and objectives

In this class,we'll read "The Tale of Genji”focusing Kaoru who is the main character of Uzi Zyuzyo(宇治十帖)-the second half of the story.Kaoru has a secret birth and has a complex personality. Therefore Kaoru was misanthropic and timid in love. Kaoru wants to be a priest and continues to sway with religious spirit and love, resulting in loss of love one after another. Such a hero image is the exact opposite of Hikaru Genji or a typical hero image of the story so far. Why did the story need such a hero image? Also, how was such a hero image accepted in posterity? We need to consider such issues through the analysis of the story or knowing oh the reception of "The Tale of Genji".

Default language used in class

日本語 / Japanese

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