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Unformatted text preview: absence. Genji and his nurse care for each other a great deal, and they express this many times during their meeting. It has worried me enormously that you should be taking so long to recover, and I was very sad to learn that you have withdrawn from the world. You must live a long life and see the career I make for myself. Then she says, The people who were fond of me left me when I was very young. Others have come along, it is true, to take care of me, but you are the only one I am really attached to. (2205) Although there are many other connections between men and women in The Tale of Genji, I think that the immature relationship and the woman as caretaker are two interesting relationships clearly displayed in the piece....
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