Bushido, or “Way of the Warrior,” was the code of conduct the samurai class were expected to uphold. The Kamakura period, which saw the emergence of samurai as a specific class, began the practices and code of samurai. Seppuku, a form of ritual suicide and one of the more widely known samurai practices, also developed during this time (Pletcher). The Kamakura period brought the concept of feudalism to Japan and established the rank of shogun: the military leader of Japan. The shift to a military government was reasoning behind the samurai class and evident through the loyal and honorable, yet stoic and disciplined, culture of this time (“Kamakura Period”).
The Samurai’s obligations were only to his lord, while the knight’s obligation was to his lord, his chosen lady, and his heavenly lord as well. The knight’s code also required him to show great humility. This was expected not only to his lord and lady, but everyone he encountered even his enemies. Rituals were also involved in both code, being more heavily influenced in Bushido. The aspect of the Bushido code is that if they ever retreated from battle, they would commit ritualistic suicide as a way to avoid dishonor and defeat.
Unbroken Essay In Wiesel’s Nobel Peace Prize speech, he communicates the importance of hope in times of despair, and the memory of these moments in changing the world for the better. He says that “because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair. I remember the killers, I remember the victims, even as I struggle to invent a thousand and one reasons to hope.” Wiesel explains that one of the only ways to survive the despair is to find hope; a light in the darkness, in order to move on or prevent it. The biography Unbroken, it tells the story of Louie Zamperini and his life from being an 1936, track Olympic athlete, to a castaway, to a prisoner in a Japanese war camp. Louie holds on to every last hope in order to make it back home alive.
However, after grappling with a the options, he makes his ultimate decision to participate. Years later, O’Brien reflects on his decision: “I survived the war, but it wasn’t a happy ending. I was a coward... I would go to war- I would kill and maybe die- because I was embarrassed not to” (O’Brien 59). A soldier typically feels honored and proud to fight for their country and value system.
According to her the only way to end war is unmaking masculinity. She further adds that this kind of change is already in process through the men who oppose and say no to combat and transform their lives into a new kind of humanity. But the work of Kathleen Barry also has some shortcomings like: - In reality it is very difficult to separate combat ethic from the military’s time immemorial emphasis on face-to-face killing. It might have a strong influence on future of the military culture. - Military training needs to be intense.
He uses Pathos to give receivers a feeling togetherness and unity, which is much needed for America in order to succeed against Japan. This can be seen when he said “Our people, our territory, and our interests” or “Very many American lives have been lost”. Especially the last quote causes the receivers to feel anger and revenge seeking. He also uses Ethos when emphasizing his credentials: “As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense”. By emphasizing his credentials the population agrees with Roosevelt 's tactic of fighting Japan.
However, Hirohito, the leader of Japan during the bombing, did end up surrendering. He said, “To strive for the common prosperity and happiness of all nations, as well as the security and wellbeing of our subjects, is the solemn obligation which has been handed down by our imperial ancestors and which lies close to our heart”(Fisher). Hirohito tried to explain his surrender by saying that he was not giving up the nation’s political identity but protecting his people and sacrificing for world’s peace. Hirohito was fully aware of the negative impacts that could had happened if he continued the war. Although many people were killed because of the Manhattan Project, the bombs were requisite in ending the war before war got out of hand.
Samurai were warriors of premodern Japan (Samurai - Japanese Warriors, 2016) who served a lord(Daimyo) and gave power and authority to the Shoguns in return Daimyo gave the Samurai land and shelter. To aid them in battle they wore armour
Meaning, avoiding any World Wars and providing people with satisfaction of some common ground. As said by Sarah Zaidi » Due to the unimaginable world catastrophe due to World War II people all over the world wanted to stop wars, massacres and oppressions«. And future massacres could be possibly prevented by defining on common ground what was common to all people in the sense of their rights. People were fed up of the disastrous World and the atmosphere they lived in, which has caused two World Wars in less than 50 years apart, not only were they both disastrous in the sense of economy but even more in the degrading of humanity due to enormous numbers of deaths. As Zaidi mentions » The huge and understandable yearning for a much better world was expressed throughout through public support that an universal system of justice at a domestic as well as global level would be formed.