It's good contract, there's some errors, but other then that I really like it! Just needa fix the errors on some words and we should be good!
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In the beginning of the book I didn't understand what Chiyo meant by meeting Mr. Tanaka was the best and worst thing that's ever happened to her. When Chiyo started talking about how she wanted him to adopt her I didn't see why, I thought it might be because she didn't want to see her mother die and she doesn't talk to her father very much. I knew when it started talking about her father very upset after Mr. Tanaka was talking to him that something bad was going to happen. At first I thought it might be because he doesn't want to see his daughters go because after them his wife will be going as well. However, you wouldn't let him take the girls if he knew that was happening unless it was for money. Therefore, it wasn't that big of a shock to me that Mr. Tanaka was taking them somewhere that would make Chiyo think it was the worst day ever.
I didn't know what a geisha was when I first started reading the book, but when she went to Hatsomomo's house I knew that the house had something to do with geishas. It would have made no sense for her to go to the house if it wasn't about geishas, considering the books name is memoirs of a geisha. I don't get how Hatsomomo, granny, or mother could be so mean but I guess they have just lived that way for so long the show no respect to anyone below them. Auntie is nice because she knows what it's like to be treated the way Chiyo will be treated.
I kinda had a idea of what a geisha was before I read the book, but I never realized the amount of training and time it took to become a geisha. They go to school for years to learn all the skills they need, even when they begin working they still continue to take classes to learn new skills. I just feel like it would be a super hard job.
I honestly would have enjoyed this book a lot more if it hadn't been soooooo long. There are a ton of little details throughout this book that to me just feel unneeded. But the small little details do help clarify the situations the Sayuri is put through.
I think the theme of this story is being able to control your fate. Like even though Sayuris fate was for Nobu to be her danna she was in love with the chairman. And she changes her fate by creating a plan for Nobu to see her with the minister. But some people might say that it was fate that. The chairman was the one who caught her instead of Nobu, and that that was meant to happen anyways
I still don't understand the whole mizuage thing. I don't understand why someone would pay that much money to do that. And I feel really bad for Sayuri because that had to be the most awkward experience. Especially with that strange dr.crab guy who kept a samples of all the girls he has taken their mizuage.
In the beginning of the book, i actually liked it. it was interesting to find out the life of chiyo and how it was and the experiences/memories she had growing up in yoroido. i would think that her sister would be really close, but they were not. i think that whenever they were being sent to kyoto, thats when they started to have a closer bond with eachother.
and now i see why chiyo said that meeting Mr. Tanaka was the best and worst thing to happen to her. He Pulled her away from her family, from the home she always knew, and was never to see them away. And how at first at the okiya seving as a maid, it was terrible for her. hutsomomo treated her like trash, the work was hard, and the rules were strict. But than after she started going to the geisha school again, everything started changing and she found the love of her life again
I've never seen an Asian with grey: blue eyes before and I think that's why Chiyo was never punished as much as the other maids if they didn't do what they were supposed to. Granny and mother said she would never be a geisha but she did because of her eyes. I wonder if her mother wasn't so ill and they wouldn't have started becoming so poor if her dad would have sold her and her sister. If they weren't sold I wonder what kind if live she would have lived, if she would have taken on the tipsy house once her parents passed or what. I think it was for the best that her dad sold her, she got so much more.
Over all I think the book was good, but it gave so much detail I think it could have been two hundred pages shorter if it didn't go into all the detail it did. However, I did like how it explained what things were throughout it that most people wouldn't know. For example, I didn't know what a geisha was but overall it explained it very well. I didn't like how chiyos named changed once she became a geisha to Sayuri. It confused me for a few chapters since I was so used to seeing Chiyo written.
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