The Temple of the Golden Pavilion Questions and Answers

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

I think that the temple represents not merely beauty but the ideal of the subjective notion that can never be manifested in reality. From the most philosophical of view points, Mishima is forcing...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2010, 3:28 am (UTC)

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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Beauty presents a paradox: the ideal is sublime and even ethereal, but it must have an earthly manifestation in order to be understood by human consciousness. But the real can never match the ideal...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2019, 3:02 am (UTC)

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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

There is a minor incident of futility in the early part of The Temple of the Golden Pavilion and a major act of futility at the closing of the novel. Mizoguchi is the son of a poor country priest...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2010, 1:31 am (UTC)

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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

I think that a part of this answer is that beauty, as a concept, has spelled nothing but painful experiences. Mizoguchi's father was more enamored with the temple of the golden pavilion than his...

Latest answer posted December 25, 2011, 8:47 am (UTC)

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