Musui 's Story is a samurai 's autobiography that portrays the Tokugawa society as it was lived during Katsu Kokichi 's life (1802 - 1850). Katsu Kokichi (or Musui) was a man born into a family with hereditary privilege of audience with the shogun, yet he lived a life unworthy of a samurai 's way, running protection racket, cheating, stealing, and lying. Before we discuss how Musui 's lifestyle was against the codes that regulated the behavior of the samurai, it is essential that the role of the samurai in Japanese society be understood.
The PBS special "The Secret Life of the Brain" took us through all different aspects of the brain and its formation through life. These five movies taught us that the brain is plastic and is always changing, cutting unused neurons and filling with different ideas and thoughts that you learn from your environment. The five videos go through the five stages of life; baby, child, teenager, adult and finally the aging brain.
The Samurai’s Tale is about a boy named Taro who was born in the high-class of a samurai but then falls to merely a cook servant in an empire. He navigates his way through social classes to reach his one,important goal which is to be a samurai. Taro is tested in many ways during his journey to become a samurai. Eric Haugaard shows the growth of Taro’s patience, knowledge and trust as he advances classes in the Samurai’s Tale.
During many duels, the opponents follow “Code Duello”. In the book by Ellis, Code duello is followed in one of the most historically and influential duels. This duel helped change the views of many people. This duel is important historically and politically. Therefore, this duel is important for the shaping of
The cluster six stories were grouped together because they all have to do with a event, major or minor, has changed the author. These events are completely different from their day to day lives. I liked reading Science Of the Right Side of the Brain. Science is my one of my favorite subjects and I think the brain is the most complex and astonishing thing. To this day we still don’t know what it’s still capable of doing and are still learning it’s nature. I feel I’m more right sided, which is the artistic half of the brain. I liked reading about the the discoveries about the brain in this story. I also didn’t mind reading The Case Against Chores. My moms always nagging me to do my chores, but on the other hand Jane Smiley wasn’t forced to. Her
I enjoyed “Bullet in the Brain” mainly because of the unique and perplexing main character, Anders. He was hard to predict because he was portrayed as being insensitive to everything. This unusual characteristics is what intrigued me and made the story enjoyable to me.
War has been a constant deterrent in humanities’ pursuit for peace. Many innocent people are affected and persecuted in horrendous ways, and may even ask why is this happening to them. However in The Tales of the Heike, the losers know exactly why they are losing and suffering. This “warrior tale” tells the story of the Genji clan having the advantage over the Heike clan in war. They believe it was all due to their leader, Chancellor Kiyomori, abusing his power and obtaining bad karma not only for himself but also for his clan as well. But instead of the story showing how triumphant and righteous the victors are, it instead written in a certain tone and has imagery that invokes the reader to sympathize with the losing side.
So you having fun with your boyfriend, right? Try not to have too much fun, Alexander or should I say Sakura. After the anonymous author found out about her identity, she drank the sake, trying to get the letter out of her mind. She mistakenly spill the alcohol on the letter revealing a symbol through the paper of two swords intertwine with each other with two huge blades, two kunai knives on each sides of the blades, a ninja star in the middle and two sais under the stars forming a “X”. She couldn’t believe her eyes as she realizes it’s the symbol of her family's’ assassin organization. She finally figures out who was behind this, it was no other than her father, Hayate. This explains why she receives anonymous letters her father must have
I am middle brain dominance. My score consisted of 5 A's and 5 B's. The results describe me perfectly. On some of the questions, I had a hard time choosing the one that described me and how I recat. For example, on the question am I spontaneous or organized, I had to go with the one that I am most often even though it is a close call between the
This created a divide between those who appreciated the old ways, to those who understood their defeat in the war could be account to through their underdevelopment as a militaristic nation. This is symbolised in the relationship between Ono and his grandson. Catching his grandson playing cowboys and indians, a popular American game, Ono attempts to instil his patriotic values onto him; “It’s more interesting by far to pretend to be someone like Lord Yoshitsune”. Their contesting relationship is a representation of modern thinking and Americanisation of the “younger generation” with their “bitterness for their elders”. Furthermore, it suggests why Ono is selective and reluctant in his narration of his past as he understands that many of his actions were greatly detrimental and thus the younger generation bitterly hold him responsible for many war implications. This is expressed through Ono’s son-in-law, Suichi’s anger towards war implications; “Brave young men die for stupid causes, and the real culprits are still with us”. Ono responds, “why must be harbour such bitterness for his elders?”, demonstrating this lack of respect and understanding within the generational
Once, there was an emperor who was very sick. The emperor had lots of problems. For example, he hated this samurai named Oribe Shima. The emperor’s was bad for the samurai’s daughter, Tokoyo. Once, Orbie Shima was on a long trip. His daughter got worried and went on a boat ride to try and find him. She came to an island and asked someone if he had seen her father. The man said he knew nothing about he noble samurai. Tokoyo asked this question several times, getting the same answer. She thought he was dead. Then Tokoyo came to someone tying up a little girl. The person tying the girl up explained that that an evil god that lived at the bottom of the lake named Yofune-Nushi, who haunted them said if they didn’t send a little girl to feed it every
In the alley ways of Japan the Yazaki clan hides. Satoru, admin of the Yazaki clan, watches the Kozumi bank ready to rob it not knowing what lies in the shadows. “Let's go” said Satoru. Ring-a-ding-ding, the bank’s alarm goes off. “Get down on the ground” said one of the clan members to the citizens. Two members go into the vault stealing gold bars and tons of yen. Suddenly a shadow comes out knocking out the two goons. The other members shoot the shadow but it had no effect. The shadow knocked them out and pushed Satoru to the wall. “Who is your leader”, the shadow said revealing himself to be a bright orange phoenix with flaming wings. “ I would never tell you” said Satoru “Beware of Phoenix Wrath” said the phoenix and he slit Satoru throat.
Once upon a time there was a boy named Machu. He was 6 years old and his birthday was coming up. He wants to be a samurai when he grows up and he wants a sword for his birthday. Today is his birthday and he got the sword. A couple days after his birthday Machu was hitting his new sword on a tree when suddenly his sword got dark blue and when he hit the tree the whole tree blew up. Machu was taken to the hospital for some cuts and bruises and then went home to clean up the mess. Twenty years later he was at butokyanpu about to go to war. Every day he was practising with his fellow samurais. A couple weeks later he has graduated butokyanpu and he was ready to go to war. Machu got a letter from his brother Biru that he and his troops need to
Due to Yugi exercising his nature of compassion, selflessness, and pacifism in the name of friendship throughout, he's made plenty of friends along his journey to find his partner's name and memories. Ever since he had put together his Millennium Puzzle, an Ancient Egyptian pendant housing the spirit of an amnesiac Pharaoh, and befriending said spirit, he's been eager to put his life aside to assist him. He's hardly petty or one to keep grudges, as he forgives easily no matter the crime, even if somebody has threatened his life or the lives of his friends. Yugi always sees the good in people, since his opponents certainly couldn't be that awful! Somewhat trusting to a fault and naïve at times, he's done some pretty dumb things such as hand over his Puzzle to a "fortune-teller" who ran off with it. Despite the smidgen of gullibility, he's very clever, especially when it comes to games. *********************************************. Board games, card games, video