Feudalism was a key component of life for those in both Western Europe and Japan. The two systems developed independently from each other yet still held a multitude of similarities. However, their many differences out shadow the unique parallels they shared. The major discrepancies between the two are found in each’s code, structure and regulations. Documents nine and ten, break down the feudal structures of Western Europe and Japan.
They owed loyalty to the next class, the Daimyos. These were the feudal lords. Above them were the shogun and the emperor. The shogun was a military dictator who held more power than the emperor. The emperor only held symbolic power.
The actions of both MacArthur and Macbeth show their rise and inevitable fall, is due to their hunger for power. Macbeth and MacArthur both have military backgrounds which contributes to their strong leadership skills, They also were both naturally very talented in the military aspects of the respective times. Also acting as if they are loyal to their leader, while it turns out that they are actually not. However, their rise to power seems to turn into two very different directions and how they reached their highest rank;
Medieval literature shows the change of heroes throughout centuries. For the English medieval times, two story’s heroes stand out: Le Morte d'Arthur’s Lancelot and Beowulf’s Beowulf. Lancelot, the patient, humble, and chivalrous knight, is contrasted by Beowulf, a boastful, proud, and rowdy viking. It clearly shows how stories have changed in their depiction of protagonists. Both Beowulf and Lancelot are great warriors and leaders but that is where their similarities end.
Honor was one of the main focus points of chivalry. Honor entailed many things and was to live or die by for Knights. Within the Knight’s tale are many instances of honor. A large part of honor was being able to conduct yourself in a way that was helpful to others. “Who can have injured you or who offended, and tell me if the matter may be mended.” (Pg.
The Japanese samurai were what we all thought to be as a warrior, but there are more things to it than that. The samurai backed up the authority of the shogun and seeked their own power after being shut out of power by the fujiwara clan. The word samurai means “those who serve.” The samurai, began as provincial warriors, before rising to power in the 12th century. The beginning of the country’s first military dictatorship. The samurai were loyal retainers to the daimyo.
The Machine that Won the War and The Story of an Hour There are many similarities and differences in these two concise stories that were written in the 18 and 19 hundreds. From the foreshadowing to the suspense to the conflicts and themes, these stories will make you think in a different way and hopefully help you learn some important lessons for your life. Even though the stories The Machine that Won the War by Isaac Asmovi and The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin share the same similarities in their figures of speech, they also have differences that need to be pointed out. Similarities share an important part in these two stories. It brings the foreshadowing, suspense, and then the irony together that keeps the stories interesting and fun to read.
There are many leaders in the world, stories and movies. Each have a certain meaning of why they are there, and what they are supposed to accomplish. They become role models, Gods and idols. Beowulf, Achilles, and Gilgamesh they have many similarities and many differences. Beowulf is a strong fighter he goes and fights for the nation, he lives in so they don’t have to live in constant fear.
Both sides of the government, meaning the bakufu itself, as well as the warriors who lay their life down had a mutual understanding that loyalty warranted reward. In addition, in order to better his stake in reward, Suenaga was the persistent warrior who absolutely needed to be the first to battler so that he can have recognition as a truly brave samurai for whom people are prepared to vouch
The warriors in Japan are called the ‘’Samurai’’ and in Europe the warriors are called ‘’Knights’’. They may seem different at first but they have way more similarities than differences. The similarities are much greater than the amount of differences. I learned this by studying these main areas; Social positions, Training and armor, and Life/honor and death.
There were many similarities and differences between Samurai and Knights, but I believe that the differences are greater than the similarities, in other other words I believe that there are more similarities than differences. The Samurai were honorable warriors in Japan that were loyal to his Daimyos. The Knights were honorable warriors in Europe who were loyal to his lord. I’m going to analyze documents related to social position, training and armor, and their beliefs. To better determine if the differences are greater than the similarities.