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Author’s Purposes in Depicting Women’s Rights
Attaining for Justice
Arthur Golden depicts women’s rights in order to understand the important role of respect in one’s life and the right to live freely. The issue on women’s rights is clearly stated in the novel because Golden takes a good interest on the way how the society itself treats poor families and women, differently from the higher ones. A sample event that shows the depiction on women’s right: ‘“…Since moving to New York I’ve learned what the word “geisha” really to most Westerners…”’ (Golden 375)
In the novel, the gender exploitation is heavily applied. Women are individuals who are exploited by people, namely the male individuals. They are taken advantage in a sexual aspect.
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The author’s writing style provides simple description with an acceptable amount of philosophy in the book. The story is told in flashback format with reference to Sayuri’s past and present life. Flashback is very essential since it gives the background information on how the main character becomes a geisha. With the use of flashback, it helps the readers to know what is happening to the character in the past that result to the success or burden of life. The psychological impairment of the author that manifest in the mind of the character has led to his careful planning on how the book will look like through the use of flashback because it gives the readers an idea about what life does the character had before the person becomes a geisha.
First person point of view
The author of the novel uses first point of view in developing the theme and to convince readers. A sample presented about the first person point of view implies the theme: “Suppose that you and I were sitting in a quiet room overlooking a garden, chatting and sipping at our cups of green tea while we talked about something that had happened a long time ago, and I said to you, “That afternoon when I met so-and-so...was the very best afternoon of my life, and also the very worst afternoon” (1).
The exposition invites readers into certain circumstances in which they intend to listen to the authority and drop their guard to what they hear. The Memoirs of a Geisha is a novel written entirely in the first

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