What Is Sensei's Response To The Kokoro

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Xinwei Cen

Response Essay #2
The kokoro is a novel about the narrator meets an old man whom he calls sensei. For some reason he was attracted by sensei, and often visits his home. Sensei give the narrator great advice on life, but never reveal his past to him on how he has acquired those life lessons. However, at the end of the novel he has revealed the true to the narrator and killed himself.
The novel features the idea that “love is a sin” and that “it is also sacred” (chapter 13). The important element of this notion is seen in the story sensei tells about himself. In his writing letter about his story to narrator, sensei is trying to say that his past life experience had justify the why he would give such advice to the
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