These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. Chyo is the main character in the book, the story being told from her perspective. She is taken from her family and separated from her sister at a young age and is sold to a geisha house where Mother hops that she will become a successful geisha. She is a stubborn character, insisting on running away and on disobeying the house rules, which results in Mother refusing to send her to the geisha school anymore. A successful geisha takes an interest in Chyo because of her interesting eyes and manages to make her a successful geisha. Sayuri ends up falling in love with a wealthy man and, from that point on, everything she does is in the hope that one day she will meet that person again.
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Hatsumomo is the main antagonist of the acclaimed and bestselling novel " Memoirs of a Geisha " published in by author Arthur Golden and also the film adaptation of the same name. She is portrayed by actress Gong Li in the film version. You're thinking you'll never be so beautiful. Well, it's perfectly true! In the novel, Hatsumomo is said to be more stunning than a doll.
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WhatsApp Us. No, it is not based on a true story. However, a real geisha, named Mineko Iwasaki, sued the author of the book because of defamation. Please read below: In the early s, Arthur Golden set out to write a novel about a topic that he had no previous background knowledge or study in.