A Family Supper Questions and Answers
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What are the unequal power relationships represented in "A Family Supper?"

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One distinct power relationship that is unequal involves the preparation of food.  It is never fully explained as to what fish the father is preparing for dinner.  Given the discussion of fugu at the start  of the story, Watanbe's "honorable" means of suicide, the mother's death, and the fact that there is this pall of sadness that seems to envelop the...

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