Post by yeajinchoi on Mar 15, 2013 23:48:24 GMT -5
In the play Julius Caesar A LOT of people stabbed themselves to die. I understand that it's a cultural difference between now and then but I think it's still very dramatic.
Apparently they kill themselves because it's the honorable thing to do and it's more respectful then being killed by someone else. What do you think? If you were from that time, would you rather die by your own sword or fight till the end and if you get stabbed then that's when you die?
I choose to fight till the end and die if I get stabbed by someone else. That way, if I die I'll at least be known as a person that tried her best and died for whatever I was fighting for. I think stabbing myself will make me look weak.
That's just my opinion! What's your decision? Don't let my choice affect yours!
Post by lukejoo1092 on Mar 16, 2013 3:38:55 GMT -5
For me, I would've hid myself, bringing along any more comrades if any, and wait for Antony and Octavian's forces to go away. Then I'd wait until they are unaware and in a vulnerable position to be attacked for they will be because they feel very confident from winning the battle. I'd sneak into their tents and assassinate them. I would rather try to make a change and do something useful then just giving up my life because I believe it would be noble. I'd be realistic and think how I could avenge the deaths of my comrades and bring justice upon the two dictators.
Im too scared to kill myself..haha i would rather be killed too. I was very surprised that the people in julius caesar killed the,selves too easily. I know that it is being honorable, but i still dont understand how and where they got the courage to stab themselves. Hehe
Post by brandonina on Mar 16, 2013 23:05:39 GMT -5
I think the idea of honor depends on the society, as Yeajin said. I know for sure that stabbing oneself in ancient Rome and Japan was truly a honorable act. But if I were any of the noble men in the play, I would fight til the end since it would show that I sacrificed myself as well, like all the other soldiers of mine, to try to win the battle no matter what. And others would regard me as a valiant one who didn't give up and kept up with my means. When you watch some movies that involve war scenes, the generals usually fight until their death or demand the generals on the other side to kill them so they can die honorably. I'm still not so sure why killing oneself is an honorable deed. Maybe because it's takes a gut to do it?
i agree with yeajin if i just stab my self trying to be honorable which is not everyone thing that i was too scared and week so i killed my self i will fight till the end and do my best so others will remember my name that this guy fought till the end he is a brave person and this will give me honor respect.
I dont want ot die in a painful way, If I'm really really desparately in need of dying, then I would just drink lots of sleeping pills and die while sleeping, Not that I would ever want to kill myself, I mean I love to live, life is awesome
well, what's ironic is that in our society, we consider the suicide as some sort of a weak? thing to do... but as somebody mentioned, it represents bravery in Rome.. idk what I'm saying haha.. anyways.. If I had to choose between killing myself and fight till death, I'd choose to fight to death. Idk It looks much more honoroble than killing myself. I mean, I wouldn't want to commit suicide under any circumstances. So.. I think it's better to fight till the end and die.
Hahahaha choi, u actually asked!!! I want to die as peacefully as possible. Without feeling any kind of pain but the thing is, I wanna die in a cool way so people will remember my awesome death. An awesome death can be like being eaten alive by crocodiles or wrestling with a bear or something. But cool stuff like that is Pain. So yea, it's a hard choice, but I'm more lazy than legendary so I'll go with dying painlessly
I agree with you, i would rather fight till the end than stabbed myself. In my opinion stabbing yourself is opposite of honor death because you think that you cant do anything so you just commiting suicide, to me it just shows that you have already given up on everything, that you are no longer strong enough to stand for yourself.
For me, I want to die very peacefully because I might feel like I am a loser if I committed suicide. If I get killed by someone, it would be very painful and I don't even care if I was an honorable person by fighting for what i believe in until I die. I just want peaceful death, which no one can interrupt and I don't have to endure pain.
Post by ExtremelyExtremeExtremist on Mar 17, 2013 9:08:21 GMT -5
First I will retreat to safe area and check how many soldiers, weapons, and equipments are remaining. Then I will send scouts to check enemy¡¯s movement and gather information about enemy. I will fight at the time enemies don¡¯t want to fight (such as night) and order my soldiers to surround enemy territory and attack it by using projectile weapons such as arrows or firearms. One third of the soldiers will stay outside to protect soldiers who will charge into the territory. If my plan failed, my remaining soldiers and I will fight till the death.
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