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Rosie’s mother does all her household duties “…kept house, cooked, washed” and “did her ample share of picking tomatoes”. The only breath of fresh air in her life is after the dinner dishes are done she may start writing haiku. It initially begins as a hobby but eventually develops into more serious pursuit. Eventually her interest in poetry displaces her husband. Her husband, Rosie’s farther, does not understand her poetry and whom aunt Taka characterized as “a young man of a simple mind”. When a group of other people visit Rosie’s family there is always someone who also writes haiku and the family temporarily splits into two units. One with literary members, which includes Rosie’s mother and another one non-literary that Rosie’s father, has to entertain. Eventually, Rosie’s father gets tired of it and effectively interferes with her pursuit of haiku. He initially makes the family to leave a house of Mrs Hayano because he feel excluded from her conversation hurries his family home. In another episode he “destroys the picture” that Ume received as an award for her writing. Unfortunately, the life of Ume Hanazono lasted “…three months at most”.
A part of Rosie’s initiation begins with her mother telling her life story. She explains to her that she was unable to marry a man that she loved when she was in Japan. Had she been completely free to choose she would not have married Rosie’s father. Marriage did not bring happiness to Rosie’s mother. Not only she does not love her husband, but husband takes away even the tiny amount of freedom that she had – to compose haiku. Finally, Rosie promised to her mother that she would never get married herself. The main point that Tome makes is that almost of her freedom will be taken away and that most likely she would have to submit to her husband. If she decides to have many children then she may end up like Ms. Hayano -…...

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