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Starting With Short Stories

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    The first story we will look at is from Japan and is titled "Rashomon". It is written by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa and was first published in 1915. Akutagawa is reguared as the "father" of Japanese short stories.

    Use the link below to read the story:


    As you read the story, take notes on the following:

    1) Conflict you see in the story.

    2) Motivation for the characters actions.

    3) Evidence from the text on how you know this.