Memoirs Of A Geisha Essay

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“The Memoirs of a Geisha” is written Arthur Golden, and was published in 1997 but set before and after World War Two. Arthur Golden is currently 59 and has his bachelors in Japanese art from harvard university, his masters in Japanese history from columbia and spent a year in Peking University, Beijing China and also learned Mandarin Chinese. It took Arthur six years to write “Memoirs of a Geisha” and in that time he rewrote it three times completely and tried multiple different character perspectives. After he had published his book “Memoirs of a Geisha” he was sued by a woman named Mineko Iwasaki for a breach of contract. Arthur told her he would keep her information confidential due to that she had revealed personal information about some of her clients. It was later settled out of court in 2003. So in the “Memoirs of a Geisha” it follows the life of girl who tell…show more content…
I call it “home” because as of so far the main character doesn 't really talk about the Gion as she did her home in Yoroido. There’s no childlike description that could be seen as cute, instead there is pretty literal descriptions of the Gion. Her gilded hope for a better place was quickly ruined not only by the building but by how the head geisha named Hatsumomo. I was again reminded of the false hope that we talked about in the Latino-American unit. In “I want to be Miss América” the main character discussed about her and her sisters never being pleased with how they appeared even after being different or unamerican had become a popular style. Their hope to try to become like an everyday American girl was soon to be shown that there is really no one way to be an American girl, but they did not learn that lesson until much later. Similar to how Chiyo-chan didn 't realize that being away from her small village and poor home wasn 't as great as she
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