Deep River 2

Deep River 2 - Elizabeth Spartas Deep River Essay 9/21/09...

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Elizabeth Spartas Deep River Essay 9/21/09 Within Shusaku Endo’s book Deep River a character called Otsu presents the idea that “evil lurks within good, and that good things can lie hidden within evil as well.” (65) Throughout the book the different thoughts, memories, and actions of the characters support this claim in several instances, though in varying degrees as to how good or evil they are. Otsu is a character often seen through the harsh eyes of Mitsuko. Through this view he, while pure of heart, appears a pathetic oaf. Through the course of Deep River the reader follows Otsu through his journey of religious exploration and witnesses the barriers that he encounters. The innocent nature of his character makes him appear to be a mostly good man who, on occasion, gets caught up in actions that might seem evil. For instance, the relationship he had with Mitsuko during college days represents a time in which his good soul let the evil creep in and take advantage—the evil lurking within his good soul
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course EDU 300 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '09 term at BYU.

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Deep River 2 - Elizabeth Spartas Deep River Essay 9/21/09...

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