There are many rules of Medieval chivalry. But I only find certain ones to be the most important to me. My top three most important are to respect women, defend the weak and innocent, and fight with honor. Chivalry may mean many things to many people. To me it means respect, loyalty, honesty, etc.
The sacrifices of a samurai were not easy. They gave up their own lives to serve the lives of their masters. By doing so, they would miss major achievements of their own children and were just a thought or memory to friends and families. Samurais had to face the toughest training and endured gruesome battles. At the same time, about 4,200 miles away (6,772 km), European knights were doing the same.
“The Honor Code” is an interview with Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah, produced by Katy Chevingny, in which honor is used to justify violence, while introducing a way for brutality to come to a halt. Anthony Appiah, explains that violence often occurs due to an individual’s quest to acquire respect. However, a person’s ideology is subject to change if new evidence demonstrates that old traditions were dehumanizing, such as when he states, “People can recognize that something is wrong, but still be honor-bound to do it… you have to get people to see that what they are getting from it, the recovery of family honor, that they are not getting that” (Appiah). Through the use of this analysis, Appiah is able to deliver a potential solution to “honor
In medieval times, chivalry was something that many men lived up to. If a man lived up to the expectations of chivalry he was said to be loyal, brave and courageous. For some it was difficult to follow certain codes especially when it came to romance, an example: Sir Lancelot in the movie “First Knight.” Medieval romance was taken seriously during its time. Not only did men/knights have to follow rules and codes about war, but also about romance.
King Arthur Iron clad warriors engaged in combat, enormous castles which contained miniature cities, wizards and other type of magic. These are just a few of the things that are pictured when talking about the medieval times. Another incredibly familiar one is King Arthur. The great king who, as a young boy, pulled a sword from a stone proving that it was his destiny to be king. He was also the proprietor of the round table, where knights would gather together.
Theocracy has never been the best choice of government for any country. In the case of Europe from approximately 500AD to 1500AD, the government was theocratic, but it certainly was not Christianity, rather a poor imitation of the real thing, warped and twisted beyond recognition. As these three texts show, the doctrine is always changing, but what never changes is who has (or does not have) access to it. Beowulf presents a unique view of Christianity that does not last long.
Fear breeds dishonesty and dishonesty breeds dishonor. Today's students often find themselves as unwilling informants and police officers, serving as honor watchdogs upon their own classmates out of fear of the consequences they will face if they don't. This student on student judgement solely cultivates a culture of distrust and suspicion instead of one of honor, integrity and respect. For the honor system to be truly effective, it must be revised to have classmates solely serve as each others judges, through honor councils. The honor code itself also must be redefined so that it can serve as a guideline of the values members of the community should uphold, instead of a system of rigid rules and consequences and do’s and don’ts, meant to terrify
“The American Flag represents all of us and all of the values we hold sacred” (Cronauer). When Christopher Columbus discovered America a new country was born. Europeans came and settled on this “new” land. They kept and created traditions and values, and we have kept those values ever since.
Codes of honor are set of codes that will help you adhere throughout your life. Codes can determine who you are and/or who you want to be or do. Codes can be the everyday routine of your life to make it better and not confusing/hard. Can be the rules of yourself to be a better person and learn. Codes can be your daily basis activities or certain day that you need to do what you need to do.