CODE OF THE SAMURAI.
Examines the culturally-sanctioned Japanese model of ideal conduct. Code of ethics and behavior of the martial values of the samurai warrior class. Historical overview. Discusses John Allyn's story of the 47 Ronin that focuses on the Code of the Samurai, written to educate young Samurai in the 18th Century. Plot. Revenge motive.
Honor and the Code of the Samurai
Discusses the Samurai and their code of honor. Japan's warrior class. Various aspects of the code, including the absence of the fear of death. Concept of an honorable death to regain honor. Impact of the code of honor on Japanese soldiers in World War II.