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Essay heading: The Samurai: Warrior and Ruler of Ancient Japan
 
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Yamamoto Tsunetomo expresses in the hagakure the framework and mindset of being a samurai. "Although it stands to reason that a samurai should be mindful of the Way of the samurai, it would seem that we are all negligent. Consequently, if someone were to ask, ?what is the true meaning of the Way of the Samurai?' the person who should be able to answer promptly is rare...
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This is because it has not been established in one's mind beforehand. From this, one's unmindfulness of the Way can be known. Negligence is an extreme thing." (Wilson, 17) "The Way of the Samurai is found in death. When it comes to either/or, there is only the quick choice of death. It is not particularly difficult...
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