Kamikaze Essays

  • Ultra Imperialism

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    Ultra-Nationalism Ethically, the love of one’s country is vital to the prosperity of a country. Not only should there be trust among the citizens, trust between citizens and the government is also especially important. Keeping and loving traditional culture increases nationalism, which is beneficial for a country’s development. However, if nationalism becomes too extreme, people begin to think their country’s culture is the only right culture. When this happens, those citizens try to impose their

  • The Kamikaze Force

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    The Kamikaze, officially Tokubetsu Kogekitai, were suicide attack units formed by young conscripts and volunteers from the Empire of Japan against allied naval vessels in the closing stages of the Pacific campaign of the Second World War. They were first designed to destroy warships more effectively than conventional attacks. However, did the Kamikaze force really reverse the situation? The answer is negative. In fact, the Kamikaze force was a desperate last resort of the Japanese government, not

  • The Farmer's Bride Poem Analysis

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    The Farmer’s Bride by Charlotte Mew. The poet presents the cruel society through the structure of the ballad. This is depicted in the end stopped lines like ‘the shut of a winter’s day.’ The lack of enjambment crystallises the trapped situation the woman faces in this oppressive society. The verb ‘shut’ and noun ‘winter’ connotes unwelcoming and a gloomy change in the young woman’s behavior. This is farther reinforced in ‘one night, in the fall, she runned away.’ This denotes her longing to run away

  • Depression In Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why

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    “Depression is a disorder most commonly associated with adolescent suicide” (Hittleman 1). When the pain is too hard to endure, some choose to intentionally end their own lives. Teens usually face more difficulties than tweens, yet they’re not as mature as adults, making them the most vulnerable victims of depression. In Jay Asher’s novel Thirteen Reasons Why, he made an accurate portrayal of depression by delineating the pessimistic thoughts of protagonist Hannah Baker throughout her story, and

  • A Thematic Analysis Of 'The Farmer's Bride'

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    In the poem “Farmer’s Bride”, there was a farmer who got a maid three years ago. The maid was very young, maybe around fifteen years old. In the poem, the farmer had some issues with his wife. From what the reader think, the farmer kept comparing his wife with animals. The reader believed that the farmer did not know how to take care of his wife. His only experience with caring was on the farm animals so he tried to use the same method on his wife and it made everything worse. Most things that the

  • The Kamikaze Pilots: The End Of War

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    The kamikaze pilots were no heros. As they would kill thousands of soldiers, wound hundreds to thousands, and all for the ending result of their life to be taken. Kamikaze were Japanese suicide pilots who attacked allied warships in the Pacific Ocean during the Second World War. The meaning of the name is "divine wind" and refers to a typhoon that destroyed an enemy fleet in the 13th century. According to a U.S Air Force webpage, approximately 2,800 Kamikaze attackers sank 34 Navy ships, damaged

  • Hitler's And Japanese Kamikazes: A Comparative Analysis

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    the failings or successes that may occur in the name of that country. The Nazi’s and the Japanese Kamikazes were obviously very patriotic to their country and they showed this patriotic attitude their governments favoured through the Nazi’s dubbing their country the ‘fatherland’ and by preaching their beliefs of anti semitism and the Japanese by being very sceptical of other cultures. The kamikazes were in themselves patriotically motivated (as well as desperate for the war to end) as surviving soldier

  • Takashi Ine Research Paper

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    Kamikaze pilots, meaning divine wind, were pilots in wartime Japan where they sacrificed their lives to protect their nation in the name of Emperor Hirohito. In March 1944, 19-year-old Ryouta Fujihara became a Kamikaze pilot. He lived and grew up in Okinawa. He volunteered in the army’s youth pilot training in November 1943 and later volunteered for a suicidal attack. He and his comrade, Takashi Ine, trained together for months. Takashi was almost like an older brother figure to Ryouta. Seeing as

  • The Love Suicide At Amijima Analysis

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    death in order for them to successfully complete their mission. Many of these men were students in their twenties studying science at local universities, only willing to be a Kamikaze pilot as an obligation to remain loyal to not only his friends and family but to his country as well. This particular reasoning behind the Kamikaze suicides relates to the story of The Love Suicides at Amijima by revealing the theme of being loyal to their families. During the Edo Period in which the play was written,

  • How Has American Honor Changed

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    It is giving your life, and sacrificing yourself for your country. Justin McCurry writes, “In the newly formed kamikaze, Tokyo’s military leaders envisioned a dedicated unit of ideologically conditioned warriors willing to die a glorious death for their empire.” (McCurry). McCurry is explaining how the Kamikaze Japanese soldiers would commit suicide, by smashing their plane into U.S ships or planes. They believed this to be the highest degree of honor on the

  • Social Psychology Of Suicide Terrorism Essay

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    Violence) attributes this attack as the commencement, and the rise, of modern suicide tactics (sec. 1). There have been many recorded suicide attacks occurring all over the world; some catastrophic examples include the attack on Pearl Harbor, where kamikazes attacked the naval base of the same name, and the September 11 attacks where the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda crashed planes into the United States’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The AOAV also states, in

  • Operation Iceberg Essay

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    attack by enemy fighter aircraft, taking off either from the nearby Japanese mainland or from the island of Taiwan. All their decisions were influenced by the lesson they learned at the battle of Iwo Jima. The 1st April the invasion began despite the Kamikaze attacks. Only a fifth of all the 1,500 ships that the US owned were warships, the rest were for transport of people and/or supplies. On April 1, U.S. Marines made their first landing on Okinawa, it was a surprise for them to find only light resistance

  • Role Of Honor In American Culture

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    “Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be,” (MacArthur). General MacArthur gave this speech when he was accepting the Thayer Award for his service in the military. He was stating that honor should be our main focus when in doing what we want in our lives, and that we should strive for those goals. Honor is defined as high respect; esteem or a privilege. Honor has changed so much over time that it is completely different

  • Isao Takahata's Grave Of The Fireflies

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    They say there are always two sides to every war but only one losing side; humanity. War is a theme often explored in media and has a tendency to be glorified. Unlike many other war texts, Isao Takahata’s “Grave of the Fireflies” exposes the true nature of war and provides insight into the lives of those affected. From the beginning, Takahata condemns the idea of patriotism by characterising the film’s protagonist, Seita, as an archetype for the Japanese nationalist pride and militaristic enthusiasm

  • Truman Inhumane Analysis

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    The military would tell their soldiers that the kamikaze attacks were for the good of their country, which led the soldiers to believe that their patriotism and pride was more important than their own lives. The Japanese’s apathy for their people and their inhumane warfare needed to be stopped. The US

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Infamy Speech

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    speech is a great example of rhetoric with its context, audience, purpose, message, means of delivery, and timing. The context behind Roosevelt’s speech was the tragedy that was the attack on Pearl Harbor where 2,335 American lives were killed by kamikaze Japanese zeroes, the nation was shocked and wondered why this would happen. Roosevelt’s audience was not only to the people of Congress or the American people, but the

  • Why Did My Parents Immigrate To America

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    My husband was eighteen years old, drafted, and he was a pilot and he was in the Kamikaze pilot* and he was, oh, scheduled to die when he was a teen. And, of course, I didn’t talk of being born in America myself, because we won’t have any friends. You know, nobody’s gonna like some people born in the United States. But things changed

  • How Has Honor Changed Over Time

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    The definition of honor is something that can’t be defined. When people talk about honor you may be able come up with a few things, but the definition of honor changes between people. Over time honor has changed, and throughout the world the definition of honor is skewed. All definitions have some similarities, but none are the same. All through time honor has been used in many ways to describe a man, but what honor means has changed throughout the world and throughout time. Honor can be defined

  • The Pros And Cons Of Dropping The Atomic Bomb

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    that dropping the atomic bomb was justifiable and the United States made a good decision dropping it. The United States and Japan had been going at it for almost five years, it had to come to an end. Japan did not only resist, they also unleashed kamikaze attacks at Okinawa; They also ignored the calls for them to surrender Japan should of seen it coming... If you think about it if the atomic bombs weren’t used there would've actually been more lives lost. Dropping the atomic bombs actually saved

  • Why Is Truman Unjust

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    they had just used smaller bombs, it might have been enough to push Japan past their tipping point of following the Bushido code, a code that says that they should never surrender, something that proved costly to both sides, as the Japanese used kamikaze throughout the captures of Midway, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. Because Truman could use other, available options, he did not possess the right to resort to dropping the atomic bombs. Even though America warned Japan about the bombs, they still should not