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In a Grove

In Ryūnosuke Akutagawa's intriguing "Rashōmon"-like short story, "In A Grove" (sometimes titled "In A Bamboo Grove"), the murder of samurai warrior Kanazawa no Takehiro is presented from the...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2020 4:11 pm UTC

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What's interesting in this story is that it presents not only a murder but many other morally dubious actions from the other characters. In fact, these other actions are so deplorable to the...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2019 7:17 pm UTC

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This is a story in which we are given multiple perspectives and have no definitive "truth," just the testimony of various people who offer their own self-serving perspectives on the situation. I...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2016 9:21 pm UTC

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The story "In A Grove" seems at first like a conventional mystery. A man named Takehiro has been stabbed in the chest and died. His wife, Masago, has been raped by a career criminal, a robber named...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2021 8:43 pm UTC

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That's great! What you might want to do is use your interest in the law to consider this story. We are being asked to look at a crime from different perspectives, giving us an awareness that the...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2012 10:29 pm UTC

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In the famous short story "In a Grove" by Akutagawa Ryunosuke, a man's body is found in a grove of bamboo and cedars. The story consists of various accounts told to a police commissioner about what...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2020 4:09 pm UTC

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Ryunosuke Akutagawa, the author of "In a Grove," chose a method of storytelling meant, in my opinion, to show that all people are prone to selective perception and have self-serving truths they...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2016 3:50 pm UTC

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As you answer this question, you need to remember that there is no right or wrong answer. The story is not written to solve a murder mystery. The author's purpose is to demonstrate that everyone...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2009 2:04 am UTC

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I had a look at the enotes summary myself and believe it to be a competent discussion of the story. Close reading would require you to consider some of the ideas discussed in the enotes summary and...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2009 11:30 pm UTC

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The short story "In a Grove" by Ryunosuke Niihara tells of an investigation of the murder of a samurai named Takehiro, whose body is found in a grove of bamboo and cedars. The various sections of...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2020 4:22 pm UTC

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Ryunosuke Akutagawa's short story "In a Grove" is told from the perspective of seven different characters, three of whom claim to have committed the same murder (or, in the final case, suicide). A...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2019 1:42 pm UTC

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The short story "In a Grove" by the Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa, also known as Ryunosuke Nihara, is written in an unusual style. It consists of the testimonies of seven witnesses to a...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2020 4:05 pm UTC

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In part 3 of the story, the policeman who arrested Tajomaru tells us that Tajomaru is "a notorious brigand." A "brigand" is a robber who ambushes people in remote areas. Tajomaru, the policeman...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2021 8:48 am UTC

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As this story begins, a woodcutter has discovered the body of the samurai warrior Takehiro in the forest. With stab wounds in his chest, it looks for all the world as if the unfortunate man has...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2021 7:15 am UTC

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