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?”

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Well whatever she was, someone shouldn’t be forced to die… the message of the story seems to be more important- a message of being loyal and honest. I wish I knew more about why she felt pressured into saying yes to suicide. Or it’s possible I misread this whole thing. The names kept tripping me up a tad. It also somewhat reminded me of Shakespearean language.

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