what really fascinates me is that the samurai weren’t a rare elite force; however, they were an entire social class and they were about 10 percent of Japan’s population at that time. What really grabbed my attention is the way the dress up, they were stylish and at their time they were rock stars in their style of clothing. The samurai dressed up to move with speed, to have freedom of movement and travel. The weapons were unique
Tojo raised to be a leader for Japan, also he he was associated with the troops faction system to upgrade. Against that Japan 's fighting capabilities although they a tight budget, and “Citizen Interference” after Japan surrendered the next year, Tojo attempted suicide when they were threatened but that never happened in 1937 he was head chief of staff of the Kwantung Army in Manchuria, China (“Hideki Tojo”).
The training is cut off when the samurai rebels attack a railroad owned by Omura (Joshi, 2015). Algren is forced to lead the inexperienced conscripts to engage Katsumoto. Leading his untried troops into battle, Algren lost the battle and is taken captive to the rebel’s village (Ebert, 2003). As time passes, Algren overcomes
Elisa Allen and the Chrysanthemums, One and the Same In “The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck, the titular flower, Salinas Valley, and Elisa Allen complement each other. The importance of each is therefore highlighted: the yellow chrysanthemums suggest Elisa’s personality traits and view of life; while the Salinas Valley indicates her protected lifestyle and leads the reader to realize her greatest desires in life. Throughout “The Chrysanthemums” Steinbeck is proving a point about married couples and women’s roles in society. Chrysanthemums and the Salinas Valley serve as pivotal symbols revealing Elisa Allen’s personality, traits, and outlook on life. The chrysanthemums are a large part of Elisa’s life and symbolize how she views herself.
Cecilio Sandoval 3-3-17 Per. 4-5 Mr.Montemayor Samurais and Knights Have you ever wondered who was a better warrior between a samurai and a knight. You might be thinking well..aren’t they the same thing? No, a samurai is not the same because for example a samurai is a strong warrior who gives military service and loyalty the their master in Japan and a knight is also a strong warrior who gives military service and loyalty the their master but in Europe.
The societies of Tokugawa Japan (c.1603-1867C.E.) and medieval Europe (c.1000-1500C.E.) had two things in common; a feudal system. A feudal system is something that features hierarchies or social structures. The feudal system normally starts with a religion, which is at the very top of the social pyramid, then it’s the King or monarch for Europe and the shogun for Japan, then there are the nobles for Europe and the daimyos for Japan. As we go down the pyramid there are the warriors, like the knight in Europe and the samurai in Japan, then there are the peasants. The peasants were included in both eras and are at the lowest part of the pyramid.
At 14 they trained to become samurai warriors, and lived by the code of bushido. The knight training started at 4 or 5 where they learn to ride a pony, at age 7 the served as a page to his father ’s overlord,Then they practiced with a blunted or wooden swords. At the age of 14 they could become a squire, squires helped the knight they feed them, they dressed them, and helped them in battle. Then if they got approved to become a knight they would become a knight at
In this case the Japan and Europe are being classified. The samurais and knights are more alike than different mostly because of the social positions in their communities when they are classified on the social pyramids of Japan for the Samurai and Europe for the Knight. In one of the documents I have read (Document A) it shows the Classification for Japan and Europe. The Samurai and the Knight are both classified in the middle of each pyramid underneath the Shogun and the King but above the peasants in both societies. Also in Document B with Catharina Blomberg as the source it talks about being loyal to their lords.
The sample student paper had many interesting observations in The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck. My initial observations about the story, were also that the flowers symbolized Elisa in many ways. One of them was that the chrysanthemums represented the unhappiness Elisa felt in her life. Another meaning in the flowers was how Elisa saw herself in the flowers as a delicate and beautiful. Steinbeck makes us see the connection between Elisa and the flowers when the man from the wagon complemented her flowers, she felt he was complementing her. One last meaning to the flower that came up to my mind when I read the story was that the flowers represented Elisa's children. Elisa was a house wife with no children and her husband was working most
The setting shapes the mood and tone of a story and has a great affect on what happens in a story. The setting influences the events that take place, how the characters interact and even how they behave. Settings show where and how the character lives, what they do, and what they value. Characters have a relationship with the setting just as much as they do with other characters in the story. This is seen in the effects the setting has on the development of the Character Elisa in the story “The Chrysanthemums.”
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 bushido code faced much outside influence, but core emphasis was placed on living frugally, upholding honor, and honing athletic and mental strength in order to remain fearless during battle.
In John Steinbacks “The Chrysanthemums,” the shift of the setting from the ranch to the road plays an important role in the development of the main character, Elisa. Therefore, in the first setting, Elisa is in her garden attending to her the chrysanthemums, which she loves and cares for. Immediately, we’re placed in a rural setting, where women happen to live in isolation and man is manly. Elisa sneaks quick glances towards the men by the tractor shed, who is talking to her husband, waiting for them to leave, so she can throw aside her gloves and work her fingers into the soil of the garden. However, Elisa shows her fearless side by quickly digging in the garden, with her eagerness to grow her chrysanthemums, right after the men leave. Consequently,
They, as all people during wartime, acted out of fear. Mutsuhiro Watanabe, also known as The Bird, was nothing short of merciless. He was, simply, a psychopath. For example, when Louie, along with other Ofuna prisoners, first encountered Watanabe, they formulated their opinions right away. ‘Why you know look in my eye?’
They made it through the first layer of defense, killing 30 samurais in the process. Tyrone was stopped short by being stabbed in the back by a high-class ninja. Henry fought killing countless more ninja and samurai with his iron fist. He fought until he came face to face with the emperor of Japan, Emperor Maximoto. “Now you're going to pay,” yelled
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a very dense novel that focuses on the development of the main character and the supporting characters which could be defined as Bildungsroman. The narrator, Kambili, takes a reader through the psychology of the characters and explores them in different ways. At the beginning, we are exposed to the family that has a patriarchal figure as a father and a husband who is the perpetrator of domestic violence. Yet he is a role model and a remarkable figure to the public. The novel penetrates deep through various forms of violence which are coercive, discursive and domestic and are the ones that separate families, communities and the Nigerian nation as a whole. This novel is centred in these aspects of violence in which the narrator tries to outline them in different stages of life in the postcolonial society. In this essay I will discuss the connection between these forms of violence and link them to the characters and their encounters in the novel.