the NonWestern World
Basho says that he went to “places with names like
‘Children Forget Parents,’ ‘Parents Forget Children,’ ‘Dogs Go Back.’” What
does this mean or what does it suggest?
Early in his journey Basho writes “I had deliberately
planned this long pilgrimage to remote areas, a decision that meant renouncing
worldly concerns.” Usually
there is a sacred object towards which the pilgrim moves, such as the Ka’ba
at Mecca for Muslims making the haj. What
is the goal of Basho’s pilgrimage?
the irony involved in the fact that the American driver that Isa has so
much trouble with is African-American. What
should Isa recognize or infer from this?
How well do the Japanese understand the Americans? Give
What are the Japanese likely to learn at “The American
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