Unformatted text preview: submissive unto her husband. Also, throughout the book we see western inventions, cultural celebrations, and food, and style find its way into the Japanese lifestyle. The diary also shows how human emotions are universal. Although Makiko’s freedom was restricted when compared to a modern day woman’ life, she was content and carefree, never harboring animosity towards her culture....
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- Winter '10
- early 20th century, strong family bonds, Makiko, close communial ties, Makiko’s Diary