Their religion was a system of honor, in which they had to promise to live and die for the service of their lords. There was no room for hesitation or else they would no longer be deemed as a true Bushi. If any lack of courage, dishonor, or defeat was shown, this behavior reflected poorly on their lord and was enough of a reason for the Bushi to commit compulsory suicide by ritual disembowelment, which meant having to stab themselves with their sword and removing their organs in respect for their lords. This act is known as Sepukku. In return for their bravery and sacrifice, the lords would then provide stability in their finances and social status (Feudal Japan).
Finally, it discusses some economic reasons. Political reasons The government’s dictatorship was the most important factor leading the Soviet Union to collapse. Constitutionally, The Soviet Union had three power hierarchies: Supreme Soviet was the legislature, the Council of Ministers represented the government and the Communist party of Soviet Union (CPSU) was the exclusive party in the country (Sakwa, 1998). Moreover, to protect the totalitarianism, the CSPU used the system of appointments requiring that there was always a party
After the war not much changed nobles once again controlled the land and the poor. Both Germany and Austria tried their hand at creating a Absolute Monarch, but neither were truly successful due to a large and powerful nobility and diverse ethical and religious beliefs. Prussia was probably the closest thing Eastern Europe had to Absolutism even though the nobility still held a good bit a power due to land control and leadership of the lower class. In western Europe on the other hand, had a successful absolute monarchy. Franch can be used as a prime example of an absolute monarch in Western Europe.
It was presented as rejuvenating the traditions values and “transiting the modern”. This concept of the bushido would preserve the soldiers to fight to the end. As the war came to a turn, the spirit of the bushido was used to inspire those who depended on the strong will and the united soul of the nation. The first proposals of organized suicide attacks met disapproval because while bushido called for a warrior to be always aware of death, but not to view it as the only end, but the desperate conditions brought about acceptance. Such attacks were acclaimed to as the true spirit of bushido.
The learnings of Bushido focused mainly on the combination of frugality, loyalty, martial arts & honour till death. These teaching were heavily implemented during a soldier’s training in the Imperial Japanese Army. While thr teachings of Shinto encouraged total emperor worship, racism & military aggression. “various games and exercises were set up by the Japanese military to numb its men to the human instinct against killing people who are not attacking.” During the Sino - Japanese war, soldiers were expected to perform brutalities in order to keep their (people above) happy. If a Japanese colonel was displeased with one of his majors, it would not be unusual for the colonel to strike the offending major a blow across the face to reinforce his reprimand.
Throughout The Song of Roland both Oliver and Roland prove their bravery again and again. Their bravery is tested as they are preparing for battle, when they are in battle, and is finally undeniable and unchangeable after their death. They are very conscious of what would and would not be counted as brave and honorable and discuss it twice in the book. They have differing viewpoints on what they should do to not shame their country but in the end they had the intention of being honorable, and because of that they were. Since they were honorable in life they were honored in death by those they left behind.
“His life had been ruled by a great passion”, the drive from being unlike Unoka set Okonkwo’s goal “to become one of the lords of the clan” but because of him being expelled he couldn’t “[achieve] it” (131). Okonkwo’s fear of being like his father came crashing down as he left Umuofia and lost all the titles he had worked for. He was forcefully reverted to his original identity, having nothing. This experience showed Okonkwo that no matter how hard he worked he could always end back in the position that Unoka was in because that is where everyone
Beowulf had accumulated so much fame that throughout the world people knew of him and his accomplishments. Fame was so very important to the Anglo-Saxon 's that they would give up their lives and the lives of others if only to receive it for a minute. Kingship was the bases of your community, if you had a terrible king you will have terrible living conditions. Fate played a role in everything the Anglo-Saxons ever did, be it a battle or what they were going to have for dinner. Even when Beowulf passed away in his last battle, it was told that fate determined to be that way, it was his time to go.
Do you think Odysseus is a hero? If yes why do you think so? I think he was an epic hero because he did many things to help his people. He, would do a lot of things he would do to defend his people and he would of died trying to die for them to. He sometimes almost gave up but he kept on trying until he went back home.
As can be seen Beowulf is a very attention to reputation and want to get people’s identity. In general, Beowulf is a brave and responsible, have the ideal person, The three times of battle, the first two is to help Hortghar destroy the monster. His character is largely influenced by his father, he lost his father when he was younger, so he let himself become more powerful, he want to be the people 's heroes, because his father had received Hortghar help, so Horghar also hope to get return from Beowulf. Treasure and reputation is a status symbol, so beowulf 's life in trying to