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IB Essay Kokoro by Natsume Soseki What we are -- A phrase that causes a number of thoughts to cross my mind What makes us who we are From the light of events of Kokoro by Natsume Soseki I did some research to find an answer to this question One aspect of all human behaviors is egotism In Kokoro events take place primarily around the relationship of Sensei and I Sensei and I are both attracted to each other for they share some common characteristics We in human nature all do things that will improve our lives even if that means becoming egotistical Sensei and I both fall into this black hole of egotism from which they will never return They are egotistical just like us Although they both graduated from the prestigious University of Tokyo they are not satisfied with their sophistication They attempt desperately to convince others that they are the righteous When they encounter a belief that they do not accept or understand they become paranoid for they fear that they are wrong In Senseis case he becomes very insecure when K contradicts Senseis explanation of his denial about love to an opposite sex He fears that K is more sophisticated than him This causes him to believe that he will not be able convince K that his feeling to Ojosan go against his own belief about manhood I on the other hand struggles for he cannot fully understand why Sensei acts in the way he does until he receives Senseis testament Sensei in his college years was very machismo He did not believe in love until he met Ojosan Therefore Sensei was very sensitive in Ojosans attitude towards anybody When he found out that K shared the same feelings to Ojosan as Sensei did he became very worried for he was not confident that he would make much of a rival to him He attempted to take K out of
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