The Last Samurai Culture Analysis

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Unlike the enemies of the samurai trop, they didn’t use any guns and killing machines, they sticked to their samurai swords and it only made them smarter in their plan and more willing to fight. The captain suddenly saw one of his samurai friends while walking down the street surrounded by men holding guns, threatening his life. In a moment or so the hair of the samurai warrior was cut off. After the scene the camera moved around showing the sadness on the faces of the commoners in the street making the viewer in some way relates us to the cultures and believes of a samurai. We appreciate the importance of the hair to the samurai warrior and consider it him pride and a legendary commitment, therefore, we are more attached to that specific legendary…show more content…
“Warriors who have lived without labor for generations have had their stipends reduced and have been stripped of their swords; on the other hand, the four classes of the people [samurai, peasants, artisans, and merchants] are about to receive their freedom. This is the way to restore the balance between the high and the low and to grant equal rights to all.”(2) This is an idea we haven’t experienced in the film and expresses a whole different view of the state of the emperor, and there are no distinctions between them in their obligations to the state by being equal to their empire. This gave me a new perspective over the empire because the movie only focused on the idea of modernizing and who ever stand in the way of modernization is called a…show more content…
Again, the cherry blossom somehow brings joy and hope to the viewer and is also part of the Japanese culture that is appreciated for decades and is related to the heart and soul of the samurai warrior. The tree will keep reminding the viewer of the victorious ages of a samurai warrior. According to Harry D. Harootunian “With every change announced by the government, the samurai, in short, witnessed a further deprivation of some age-old privilege and the ultimate dissolution of a society in which they had been the
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