The Rape Of Nanking To live and die by “death before dishonor.” Japanese Imperial Army lived by a savage statement. Japanese would rather die before admit defeat, Japs proved that statement during Kamikaze events. The rape of nanking is an important piece of history. It involves the death of over 300,000 people. This catastrophic event occurred on December 13, 1937 in the capital of China, Nanking.
The Rape of Nanking is an important work of historical non-fiction written by Iris Chang. Although it is clear that she is passionate about the subject, Chang gives a balanced account. She does not condemn the entire Japanese people for what occurred but does take issue with modern-day Japan’s effort–with the exception of a few brave individuals–to deny or cover up the truth. This book was instrumental in bringing greater attention in the Western world to Japanese
Yasmin Kalantar ID: 54922761 Final Topic One In the book The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II, Iris Chang gives readers an understanding of the brutal massacre that happened in Nanking. She manages to separately describe the Japanese soldiers, the Chinese, and the Westerners. She explains their behaviors, their nature, and their leadership. Looking at Locke, Machiavelli and Rousseau's ideas of basic human nature we can see how these philosophers views of human nature fit with Chang’s description of the Japanese, Chinese, and the Westerners. When looking at the Japanese army, it is clear to see how cruel they were to the Chinese citizens.
As a boy he would often throw cats and dogs out the window of the Kremlin and watch with delight as they fell to their deaths. At the age of thirteen he ordered his mentor, Boyarin Shuisky, to be beaten to death. His first wife, Anastasia Romanovna, was able to tame his cruelty slightly during the early years of his reign. However, after Ivan mysteriously grew sick in 1533, she was unable to curve his paranoia. The defining moment of Ivan's switch to extreme cruelty was when his beloved wife died of unknown causes in 1560.
While lying on the couch, awaiting his impending death, Ilyich relives his past while suffering from the pain and agony of his fatal wound, and sees himself as a little kid, remembering all the details he had ever come across. Before he breathes his last breath, Ivan Ilyich, from the bottom of his heart, realizes that he has not been the father, son, or husband he should have been, and he tells his family to forgive him for all of the pain and suffering he has caused
Did Ivan ilych have a “good death”? Death has been one of the most mysterious part in someone life: hard to describe, but yet very present. In the book “The Death of Ivan Ilych” by Leo Tolstoy the main character Ivan Ilyich finds himself fight and eventually accept death. Following the four guidelines of “The Art of Dying” and the story plot, it can be concluded that Ivan didn’t have a good death. What makes his story tragic is not based on his physical death, but on the emotional one.
The Holocaust was a dreadful and truly awful time period, people were dehumanized, and shamed into losing their faith while they experienced tragic and awful death and pain. One Jewish survivor documents his experiences with death in his memoir, ‘Night’, Elie Wiesel. The novel is filled with his tales of death, dehumanization, and faith throughout the concentration camp, Auschwitz. In Auschwitz, the Jews lost their innocence that they once had. In the novel, Night, Elie, his father, and his fellow Jews lost their innocence through dehumanization, loss of faith, and experience of death and violence.
In both the book and the movie The Devil’s Arithmetic, there are many similarities and differences. The characters, setting, and theme may be similar, but they may be completely different. There is an ample amount of people who want to forget about the Holocaust, and some people bluntly claim that it never happened. Although the numbers of those who lived through the Holocaust are diminishing, those few survivors who were unwillingly thrown into a place where they were despised, prejudiced, and dehumanized put those atrocious claims to rest. These brave souls assist in reminding us of what happened so long ago.
Each chapter is titled with a saying of the time that summarizes the event taking place. For example, chapter fourteen is titled “Father is Close, Mother is Close, but Neither is as Close as Chairman Mao” and the chapter is focused around the “cult of Mao.” Chang’s grandmother, Yu-fang is bartered at fifteen years old to become the concubine of a warlord of the Manchu Empire. Her father was only a petty officer and this would elevate his status and eventually he would have two concubines himself, which was a sign of prominence. At two years old Yu-fang had her feet bound, a painful practice Chinese women were subjected to because small feet were considered beautiful. This left her helpless to walk on her own so she