From the Kamakura Period of the late twelfth century to the Meiji Restoration in the nineteenth century, the samurai have held prominent positions as noble warriors in Japanese society. They have come to be famous in modern, Western pop culture as the fierce, stoic guards of feudal Japan, but their practices and rituals extended beyond wielding katanas and donning impressive armor. Samurai practices were rich and complex, with strict codes, ritual suicide, and a history of influencing culture and politics (“Samurai”). Samurai code was influenced by traditional Japanese culture, Zen Buddhism, and Confucianism. Bushido, or “Way of the Warrior,” was the code of conduct the samurai class were expected to uphold.
Furthermore, Beowulf ensures that his followers “achieve their goals through his own strength” (Loughman). He ensures that his men perform the deeds that need to get completed. He keeps himself “even-tempered, prudent and resolute” (McArthur). Beowulf stays determined in his objectives; he wouldn’t give up. Even when they find out that Grendel’s mom is seeking revenge, he “suits up again” (Post).
“During the Tensho Iga War, Hanzo planned a brilliant defense of the ninja homeland in Iga Province against Oda Nobukatsu in 1579” (Turnbull,S). This shows that he is known for planning strategies. This is important because it helps his clan to have a better chance of winning. “Hanzo is also a stoic enigma who desires for his master to rule” which was evident in his battles( need ). Hanzo was very loyal to Tokugawa is helpful with his lack of expression and his superior skills.
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
Conversely, Document eight references the importance of feudal Japan’s attitudes towards war, “It should be the primary concern of everyone to train himself unceasingly in military accomplishment. Those who excel their fellows should be given additional income.” The decree shows just how important military accomplishment was to the Japanese, one was given a bonus if he proved to be skilled in combat. The promise of a bonus to those who worked to improve their warrior skills was included in an official document, The Hundred Article Code of Chosokabe, making it obvious that warfare was the priority of the higher stations. These social codes show the differing societal priorities of Feudal Japan and Western
First, we can examine Beowulf, which holds the many values of Anglo-Saxons within it. Beowulf tells the story of a warrior who continuously proves himself in battle and always stays true to his values of being a honorable warrior. When Beowulf first comes to Herot to serve King Hrothgar who needs help protecting his people from the murderous savage named Grendel, he immediately shows he is an honorable warrior: “I have heard, too, that the monster’s scorn of men is so great that he needs no weapons and fears none. Nor will I” (Raffel, pg. 48, lines 261-264.)
According to The Way of the Samurai by William De Bary, “the business of the samurai is to reflect on his own station in life, to give loyal service to his master if he has one, to strengthen his fidelity in associations with friends, and, with due consideration of his own position, to devote himself to duty above all” (206). In Tokugawa Japan, this Way, also known as “bushido”, was founded by Yamaga Soko who “combined the virtues of Confucian scholar and warrior” (Schirokauer 361). Not only was bushido something that all samurai followed, but they were to adhere to the Confucian approach which “strives to fulfill the Way of the lord and subject, friend and friend, parent and child, older and younger brother, and husband and wife” (De Bary
The government capital was moved to Kyoto in 794 in order to distance the court from religious influence. Samurai were becoming so powerful during the Heian period that they brought about the Kamakura period. As the warrior clans gained power, the more war they started around the country. With this strife, came the Third
Beowulf sent it home along with his inheritance. If he dies. It Bewolf the the most courageous worried of killing monsters and battles them. Beowulf only takes and show people his advice of his wins and to let the people know he the most courageous braves warrier. Beowulf is motivated by being the best warrior he can be.
Feudalism is a political, economic, and social system based on loyalty, the holding of land and military service. Local Lords formed a strict code of behavior and allegiance which became the foundation of life. On the other side of the world both Europe and Japan developed the Feudalism system due to weak centralized government, lack of resource, shared political value and more. Both of these systems are similar, but at the same time different. In both systems warriors strictly obeyed the code of conduct as a way of life.
When I think about the Seven Army Values and the Warrior Ethos so many brave men come to mind. For this paper I’ll be telling you about SPC Kyle White. A United States Soldier who took to heart those seven values and the Warrior Ethos. In any line of work you should always strive for to follow these “guidelines” but I feel that it is especially important in the military and it really is the backbone of how we should do our jobs. They should always be in the back of your mind and with every decision you should be able to say “What I’m doing follows these values.” Kyle Jerome White was born in Seattle, Washington in 1987.