The Role of Women in the Japanese Society "The River Ki" by Sawako Ariyoshi and "The Waiting Years" by Fumiko Enchi.

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The Role of Women in the Japanese Society The first book I read for this assignment was The River Ki by Sawako Ariyoshi. This book is the one I like the most thus far in our reading for this class. The book explicitly described the life of three generations of people within one family. It was really interesting to see how the world changed around them and this caused the different generations to think differently …

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…This book took a look at how the world was changing and how the women in it changed their roles to accommodate the world. The Waiting Years told a story of a very traditional Japanese woman and the struggle she went through to keep her family together. The book showed how much power a woman had in a Japanese family. It also showed the enormous amount of sacrifice that a woman had to go through.