Impossible to summarize, The Last Samurai is deeply political—anti-capitalist and thoroughly feminist—without ever becoming preachy or moralizing.
Toril Moi teaches literature at Duke University. She has written books on feminist theory, Simone de Beauvoir, and Henrik Ibsen. Her most recent book is Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell (University of Chicago Press, 2017). She also regularly writes for the Norwegian cultural weekly Morgenbladet.