When I read Love Suicide at Amijima, I found myself reflecting on how suicide is represented in films. Suicide can be complicated when it comes to representation because of how tender the topic is. But usually a story is more engaging when the material is more intense. Are Jihei and Koharu trying to escape their… Read more Final Project Reflection for Amijima
The Alternate Love Suicide at Amijima
By: Gabriel McSherry Note: The ending of this play landed strangely to me. It is an odd depiction of suicide, and it doesn’t need to be realistic because fiction is limitless but given how important and serious the topic of suicide is, I felt it necessary to write an alternate ending that would be more… Read more The Alternate Love Suicide at Amijima
Collab, Chikamatsu 3
Collab, Chikamatsu 2
Collab, Chikamatsu 1
Who do we feel sorry for?
I didn’t care about Jihei and Koharu (I kind of felt sad for her only because this all seemed to be Jiheis idea).The only thing that struck me about the ending is how the world they left behind will be affected. Maybe we aren’t supposed to care about Jihei and Koharu; but instead how Jihei’s… Read more Who do we feel sorry for?
After Jihei revealed his situation with Koharu, his wif O-San had a very interesting reaction: “A wife should do everything in her power for her husband.” (O-San) p.25 She decides to help Jihei after all he has done. What can our classroom from 2022 take from this? (Lessons, emotions, etc.) was she right or wrong?… Read more O-San’s “Purpose”
Collab, Truyen Kieu 21-25
Why is Love Always Compared with Death?
Is love considered the opposite of death? Maybe that’s why. In the first act, was one of the brothers disguised as a samurai to truly see what Koharu would say about committing suicide with her “lover”? “Was she crafty and false of heart or a truthful, warm hearted woman?” Page 16 Well whatever she was,… Read more Why is Love Always Compared with Death?