They say the old gods dipped a coral blade into the ocean, and when they pulled it out four perfect drops fell back into the sea, and those drops became the islands of Japan. There is so much here that I'll never understand. How well does he know him? Algren: He's a tribal leader. You are a living god. There are no women fighting, the men focus on honor and power, the women are still subservient to the men, and the women are passive, dutiful characters. The basic traits of the device of gender roles are still intact.
Nathan Algren: You want me to kill Jappos? Omura has passed laws against the Samurai. This, ladies and gentlemen, the 73 lever-action. Katsumoto: You believe a man can change his destiny? He would have wanted you to have it. Algren: Tell this man that if he does not shoot me, I will kill him. He was once the Emperor's teacher. And with these new weapons, you will crush him. In The Last Samurai we see a lot of betrayal Japanese vs Japanese and Americans vs American.
You have no idea what l have done. For 500 bucks a month, I'll kill whoever you want. Captain Algren's study of the tribes. Emperor Meiji: No, I need your voice in the Council. It happens to men who have seen what we have seen. I do not presume to understand the course of my life. Emperor Meiji: Tell me how he died.
The tiger's eyes are like my own But he comes from across A deep and troubled sea Was it the Emperor? They say the old gods dipped a coral blade into the ocean, and when they pulled it out four perfect drops fell back into the sea, and those drops became the islands of Japan. With all due respect, sir, our president's patience is wearing thin. Colonel Bagley: You have superior firepower and a larger force. The soldier pulls his trigger, narrowly missing Algren and hitting the sandbag behind him. This is seen in the scene when Nathan tracks mud into the house, and she is seen cleaning up his tracks in the background. Nathan Algren: You have no idea what I've done.
Instead the film is portraying a complex Asian woman, because this is one of the first opportunities a film has been presented to create this kind of character. I am ordering the regiment to move against the rebel Katsumoto. . He fought with the Samurai? Algren: There was once a battle at a place called Thermopylae, where three hundred brave Greeks held off a Persian army of a million men. Katsumoto leads his army right into the thick of battle, where as the Western leaders sit atop a hill and watch their soldiers fight.
Algren: I killed her husband? Second, the depiction of gender roles across cultures shows how the modernization in Western society versus the traditional Japanese values affect gender roles. Omura, my contract with you was to train your army. We won't be able to stop them again. In this film, Taka foremost portrays the passive Asian wife. Nathan Algren: Don't you have a rebellion to lead? And then at once, I am confronted by the hard truth of present circumstances.
For example, not to introduce yourself is considered extremely rude, even among enemies. Katsumoto: It was a good death. Katsumoto: You believe a man can change his destiny? A more genuine intercultural exchange is created by shifting the perspective of the heroic figure and romanticizing the inner values rather than exterior aesthetics. They are an intriguing people. As the residents of the feudal village become more welcoming and accustomed to his presence, Nathan gains a community that he so desperately lacked within his own society. He seems to have great knowledge of Katsumoto and his rebellion.
Captain Nathan Algren neither respects nor finds honor in his superior, Colonel Bagley. Nathan Algren: So you will take your own life? A Samurai cannot stand the shame of defeat. Then scraping the dull blade of a rusty knife across you scalp. Like those poor bastards out there. An interesting facet of this film is its featuring of only one female. Forgive me, I forgot to thank you for looking out for me yesterday.