Samurai's Garden Analysis

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Life began in a garden.(BS) When a gardener fills his canvas, the garden roots itself in the gardener. Each garden reflects the most intimate details and struggles of the gardener. The outward appearances of the characters lack depth, but the gardens that they each create or show endless details of their genuine selves. (COMPOUND) Gail Tsukiyama, the author of Samurai’s Garden, gives each of the main characters a garden that mends and heals each of them as much as they grow their gardens. Matsu encourages Sachi to create her own garden. Tsukiyama constructs an amazingly beautiful image of not only Sachi’s garden but also of Sachi herself.(CUM) She left her family and friends: she would not disgrace them with her disease. (COMPOUND) Sachi contracted leprosy at a young age, an age where her looks meant very much to her, but as she grew she found a greater meaning.
There were no trees, flowers, or water, only a landscape made of sand, stones, rocks, and some pale green moss which covered the shaded areas. I took a few minutes to take it all in. On the rugged, sloping earth, Sachi had created mountains from arranged rocks, surrounded by gravel and elongated stones, flowing down like a rocky
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Matsu, externally, presents himself as a quiet, introverted person. He prefers his own company to the company of anyone else. On the contrary, his garden reflects Matsu’s nurturing and compassionate heart. When a garden destroys Matsu’s garden, the next day he wakes early to commence rebuilding. Tsukiyama personifies the garden to allow the reader to understand Matsu and why he reacts the way he does. The entrancing image of the garden brings the garden to life and creates an astounding picture that the reader appreciates. Matsu’s garden portrays that he creates the beauty in his life and shares it. As Stephen shows interest in his garden, Matsu opens up to him more and more and their relationship
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