Question: English & Literature

How does the Japanese culture view suicide? How are these views different from how other culture’s view suicide?




In English & Literature | Asked by bookragstutor
Asked from the A Tale for the Time Being study pack
The Japanese view suicide as an honorable way to die. They commit suicide for honor or for shame. The kamikaze pilots committed suicide to honor their country and their families were rewarded for their loyalty. People also commit suicide because of shame. They do not want to further burden their families or bring them dishonor so they kill themselves. Suicide is generally viewed as an issue of mental health. A person becomes depressed and sees no reason to live. Nao’s father sees it as a way to help his family. He believes they will be better off without him because he cannot provide for them or protect them. It is not a selfish act on his part, but he feels others will benefit from it.
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