Elvis Navarro IDW 213 Prof. Esteves 11/23/08 Questions on Murasaki’s Diary 1. Compare how Murasaki presents herself and how she speaks about other prominent ladies of the court. She and the other women found literature to be fascinating. She stood up for women to have the right to write and her classic Genjis tale was critically acclaimed. She demonstrated that females have talent too that it was not only men that were able to write. 2. The study of Chinese classics was reserved for men. How did Murasaki learn? Murasakis’s brother was secretary of ceremonial and he would learn the Chinese classics. Murasaki would listen and learn everything even the ones her brother could not grasp. Her father was disappointed because he saw she had great talent and he would have preferred her to be a man..
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