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    Samurai And Samurai

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    Alyssa Samia Psychology 260 Fiona Bullock 10 March 2014 Samurai and Seppuku Suicide, the act of self-murder, is a tragedy that not only destroys the lives of its victims, but it leaves relatives and friends of the victim devastated and emotionally crippled. All over the world, tens of thousands of people every year commit suicide and hundreds of thousands attempt but fail to ultimately take their own life. Although the root causes of suicide are not always so clearly defined, the typical suicidal

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    The Samurai class was one of the highest classes to be in medieval Japan .These elite warriors are said to be the best of the best in the system of Japanese warriors. The samurai class had a certain type of weapons used in war and their battles they had 3 different types of swords. The katana, Wakizashi, and the Yari. The swords were usually made by normal sword smiths. However, if a sword for a high ranking samurai was to be mad they would have the best sword smith in all of japan to craft the sword

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    the philosophy, Zen spread rapidly throughout Japan. During this time the samurai held great power and influence in the social state. Emperors were even dethroned or exiled at the hands of the samurai. Therefore, when Zen was found appealing to the samurai, it quickly spread throughout Japan. Zen Buddhism held many similarities with the ideology of samurai. Nukariya points out four key parallels between Zen monks and samurai. The first being how they both have to undergo strict disciple and maintain

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    Samurai

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    tale of a low class samurai’s life towards the end of the Tokugawa era. Although one would normally imagine a samurai to be a noble illustrious figure, Musui’s Story portrays the rather ignominious life of an unemployed samurai. Nonetheless, this primary account demonstrates the tenacity of samurai values and privileges present at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate. The social status of samurai had been elevated to such a state that even someone like Musui was easily able to gain influence in everyday

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    death of samurai

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    Japanese history that were believed to be fearless in the face of death, they were the samurai. The samurai were a warrior class that gained immense power during feudal Japan. They held high status positions in society and exemplified the power of the shoguns. Samurai often faced death on the cruel battlefield of medieval Japan. However, most interesting about the samurai is their conception of death. The samurai not only faced death much more frequently than the average man but they also had a practice

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    Samurai Essay

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    Samurais, the ancient warriors of Japan, were present in Japan from 800 AD to 1800 AD. However,, they rose to power in the 12th century. Samurai roughly means “those who serve” (Samurai and Bushido, History.com). There was a long gap from when the samurai first appeared and when they rose to power.But however, Samurai disappeared when the Meji Restoration of 1868 occurred. The Meji Restoration abolished the feudal system which got rid of the samurais. However, the samurai did many things during their

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    History of Samurai

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    History of Samurai The Japanese warrior, known as the samurai, has played a significant role in Japan's history and culture throughout the centuries. Their ancestors can be traced back to as far as can be remembered. Some stories have become mysterious legends handed down over the centuries. In this report you will learn who the samurai were, their origins as we know them, how they lived and fought and their evolution to today. It will be clear why the samurai stand out as one of the most famous

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    The Last Samurai

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    self-respect; dignity; courage; fidelity; especially, excellence of character; high moral worth; virtue; nobleness; specifically, in men, integrity; uprightness; trustworthiness; in women, purity; chastity. [1913 Webster]. However in the film The Last Samurai, the idea of honor seems to differ between the different people in each culture. The Americans equate honor with how many battles have been won. Not necessarily how the battles are won. We are introduced to the idea of American culture changing the

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    The origin of the Samurai

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    The Samurai have always been fascinating to me. I remember seeing the Samurai portrayed in movies for as long as I have been watching television. As I got older and learned about the Samurai through history classes and television shows I became more intrigued. To learn of the impact they had and continue to have on Japanese culture amazes me. Some of their history is good and some of it is bad. They were a very honorable group of warriors but at the same time were also violent and unforgiving. Religion

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    The Samurais, The Ultimate Stoics For seven centuries, the Samurai were Japan's warrior class. As a class of warriors and knights, they dominated society in feudal Japan. Their code or “ Way of the warrior”, bushido(History of the Samurai-www),called for a life of duty, discipline and self control, on and as well as off the battlefield (History of the World-Houghton Mifflin Company- Boston288). His loyalty and bravery to his lord was much more important than his loyalty to his friends, family and

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