Sensei and Liminality: A Look at the Meiji Era

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The beginning:
Sensei and Liminality: A Look at the Meiji Era
The novel
Kokoro
by
Natsume
Soseki
deals with the special friendship that develops between an unnamed protagonist and a man he calls Sensei. The story takes place during the Meiji era; a time period of rapid change in Japan.
During this transitional time there were people that were stuck between the previous era and the emerging modernism. These people were known as the linking generation(
Plye
1969, 174). These people experienced a great deal of difficulty due to the fact that their position within society was truly
liminal
. To be
liminal
means that something is in a place between two other places(
Lavenda
and Schultz 1995, 205).
The argument that will be made in this essay is that Sensei is...
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