Shusaku Endo

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  • The Role Of Silence In Silence By Shusaku Endo

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    “Silence is violence” is a common phrase used by people nowadays which references people who lack initiative when it comes to speaking out against oppression. The same phrase could be applied to the ideas within Shusaku Endo’s novel, Silence. Endo was clever to name his novel Silence, because the word is a very prominent symbol within the story. In fact, it plays a crucial role to the development of the main character. Although some readers may argue that the role of silence in the book is neutral

  • `` Stained Glass Elegies `` By Shusaku Endo

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    Shusaku Endo, born in Tokyo in 1923 and raised in Manchuria until the age of 11, was a prolific Japanese novelist who wrote from the perspective of a Japanese Roman Catholic. Before his death due to the complications of hepatitis at the Keio University Hospital in Tokyo at the age of 73, Endo had written numerous prominent novels which includes The Sea and the Poison in 1957, Life of Jesus in 1973, and Scandal in 1986. During his lifetime, he had also received 4 awards, which includes the 2 most

  • Comparison of How Shusaku Endo in Wonderful Fool and Albert Camus in the Outsider Have Used Moral Issues to Develop Their Works

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    Comparison of how Shusaku Endo in Wonderful Fool and Albert Camus in The Outsider have used moral issues to develop their works It is debatable whether morality is a code of conduct that is considered right by society or whether it is a code unilaterally decided upon by an individual. When we consider morality as a tool used by both Shusaku Endo in Wonderful Fool and Albert Camus in The Outsider, this debate holds immense relevance. Wonderful Fool, heavily influenced by Christian doctrine, addresses

  • The Samurai, By Shusaku Endo

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    537,308 people. China’s Christian population is also developing much more rapidly that Japan’s Christian population. Why is this the case exactly? Well, as can be clearly seen in the book The Samurai by a famous Japanese Catholic author named Shusaku Endo (しゅさく・えんど), one is

  • Thought Communication in The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea and Wonderful Fool

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    Thought Communication in The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea and Wonderful Fool      In the novels The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, by Yukio Mishima, and Wonderful Fool, by Shusaku Endo, the authors write in a way which allows the characters to speak directly to the reader through thoughts. This device lets the reader know exactly what the character is experiencing. Mishima and Endo's use of direct thought communication proves to be a beneficial aspect that aids the

  • Silence, By Shusaku Endo

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    One common theme between good and bad priests is that the vocation they were called to never seems to completely leave them. This is a common theme in Silence, by Shusaku Endo. In the beginning of the novel, the reader discovers that Ferreiera apostatized, giving up not only his roles as a priest but his faith in God as well. Although Ferreira abandoned the priesthood and gave up shepherding the few Catholics of Japan, he still continues “to be useful to others, [which] was the one wish and the

  • The Outsider in Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea and Wonderful Fool

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    The “Outsider” in Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea and Wonderful Fool    The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea  Wonderful Fool   In designing the characters in a novel, frequently, an author includes a character who finds himself on the outside of the accepted society. This outsider character often finds himself at a disadvantage. The mere fact that he is unfamiliar in his society tends to create problems for the character to solve. After solving these problems, the character leaves

  • Disrespect in The Sailor who Fell From Grace with the Sea and Wonderful Fool

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    character of Gaston Bonaparte in Shusaku Endo's Wonderful Fool. Gaston realizes that "I'm a fool ... a weakling!" and that his mental capacities are somewhat limited (Endo 179). He is not offended when he is patronized; rather he is quite accustomed to it. He is described as ". . . a coward, a simpleton, who had gone from one failure to the next. . . . From the time he was a child Gaston too had always been laughed at and made fun of by his brothers and friends" (Endo 73). His friends also nicknamed

  • Endo Shusaku's Silence

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    Throughout the novel Silence by Endo Shusaku, the letters by Sebastian Rodrigues show the experience of a foreign priest in Japan as he is trying to do is rightful duty as priest while risking his life. This period, Edo Japan, prohibited practice of Christianity and included the death of those caught in practice. Rodrigues does secret baptisms and listens to people’s confessions but constantly in fear of being discovered. Silence was satisfying as a historical novel because the themes portrayed throughout

  • The Question of Universal Suffering and Salvation as Presented in Shusaku Endo’s Deep River

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    whom faces a troubling personal crisis. By exploring the depth of the human need to understand ourselves and our purpose in life, Endo illuminates his appreciation of the workings of grace from a God present in the sufferings of humanity. Endo delves deep into the human condition through his characters that reflect the complex individuals and personalities we are. Endo examines the moral dilemmas facing each character and portrays a clear picture of the river and its deep significance. With the