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A Night of a Thousand Suicides by Teruhiko Asada
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The novel based on actual events "A Night of a Thousand Suicides" by Teruhiko Asada, took place in an Australian prisoner of war camp, during World War II. The story involves captured Japanese soldiers planning an escape from an Australian POW camp. The soldiers knowing that a successful escape was most unlikely were faced with the reality of certain death. The battle came not only from their captors but mostly from within themselves. The struggle within came from their loyalty to their country, obedience to their leaders, and their own desire to die with honor. The views a Japanese solider...
held honor in the highest regard. They were loyal to their country and obedient to their leaders. The honor that they portrayed in battle would not only honor them but their family as well. Could a lesson be learned from the Japanese soldiers? Yes! We all need to be loyal to our country, defend our beliefs, and be obedient to our leaders. Yet, we must also have our own clear minds and ask ourselves, will the tasks at hand show our loyalty, honor, and obedience? If the answer is no, then the solution may need to be reconsidered.

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