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In chapter 7 of Memoirs of a Geisha, what is Satsu?

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babygirl4eva49 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 12, 2008 at 3:52 AM via web

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In chapter 7 of Memoirs of a Geisha, what is Satsu?

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lit24 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted September 12, 2008 at 11:50 AM (Answer #1)

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Yes, Satsu is a prostitute and  her sister Chiyo is shocked when she learns the truth.

One day Yoko sends Chiyo to the "Mizuki Teahouse."  When she arrives there she learns to her shock that her sister has become a prostitute:"I can't possibly describe how I felt when I saw the sign lettered "Tatsuyo." She also learns that Satsu has now been rechristened as 'Yukiyo.'  When Chiyo enquires for her sister she is toldthat "Yukiyo has a customer. When he's done someone will tell her to come down."

Chapter seven contains the poignant reunion of the two long separated sisters. Satsu is determined to escape from the brothel: We'll run away Tuesdeay late at night, five days from now. I have to go upstairs, Chiyo. A man has come for me."

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esra555 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 29, 2011 at 11:51 AM (Answer #2)

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ya

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