[lit-ideas] Re: Murder in two cultures

On 4/14/07, Phil Enns <phil.enns@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Further afield, there is Camus' discussion in _The Rebel_ of the Russian
anarchists who would immediately surrender after having done the deed.
Perhaps more relevantly, there is Camus' discussion of why this practice
stopped.


Or the Samurai attitude immortalized in Chushingura (The 47 Ronin), where
duty requires a man who has lost his lord to remain alive until revenge is
taken, after which he should, to demonstrate his nobility, take his own
life.

John


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