African American Shogn Analysis

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1843 Waking up at the usual time of 6:30am, I prepared for my daily hand to hand combat lessons which commence at 7:00am leaving half an hour to arrange myself. Breakfast was a large bowl of white rice sitting on one of the flat rocks that lay in the centre of my garden. Today my lessons covered literature, flower arranging, meditating and jiu jitsu. I have always loved my hand to hand combat classes. My uncle is my teacher and a guardian and I've always aspired to be as protective as him. I have recently joined a samurai group which consults villagers when they’re dissatisfied with our shogun. The shogun has to make many decisions as our honourable leader. These decisions often split our Tokugawa clan as members of the village don’t always …show more content…

A foreigner, Commodore Matthew Perry, arrived early this morning in Edo Harbour. His stinking black ships flaunted convention, good manners and all sense of respect. He provided our Shogun with a strongly worded ultimatum, which would impact everyone’s life immensely. In his letter from the president, Matthew, C Perry demanded that we open a trade agreement with the United States to export manufactured goods abroad. He demanded that all ports be opened to Americans. In addition the Americans ask that prisoners be treated equally and given back. They both briefly negotiated the possibilities, whilst finally our Shogun concluded we needed additional time to ponder the situation. Without succeeding, Matthew Perry abandoned Edo leaving the decision up to the shogun. He left with threats that have all of my fellow clans in an uproar. As samurai we want to neutralise all threats to our Lord and country but these devils have superior fire power, larger boats and big cannons. Swords will not prevail against this type of …show more content…

He claims the reasoning for a new treaty is due to samurai’s becoming outdated and rather expensive for a modernising country. The Shogunate explains that the iconic ‘top knot’ is to be banished on all samurai’s and the social class of the Japan will be equal. Despite our situation, lower classes such as peasants will benefit exceedingly. Their class will no longer be thought of as ‘less fortunate’ as they’ll receive fair opportunities in all areas of life. This treaty contradicts every honourable trait of a samurai and our training, and is extremely disrespectful. We successfully earned all rights to pursue the highest class in Japan. If this treaty is to be signed, all respect and honor we have earned will be banished. Without the occupation as a samurai, we must all find a stable set of income to live upon, proving many disadvantages for our

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