Honor Has Changed Over Time Essay

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The definition of honor can vary from person to person, but honor is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as good name or public esteem. Many people see honor as pride and being willing to fight for something, and that is definitely part of it. Honor has changed over time, and that isn’t necessarily good or bad. Honor has conveyed different meanings over time, from the 1800s to now, and is definitely different from culture to culture. Honor has demarcated itself from what it used to be, in big ways. Over time, honor has changed from courting girls and joust fights, to “sliding into a girls’ DMs.” Jousting and other forms of weapon training can be traced back to the Middle Ages, and it was used as a way to win a lady’s hand in marriage. When it came to courting a lady, the normal man would first, ask permission from the lady’s mother. If the mother agreed, the man would slowly start taking the girl out, and spending …show more content…
American soldiers fight for, and die for, what they believe in. Considering that, honor is present in a few other cultures as well. “The flower that blooms in adversity... is the most rare and beautiful of them all” (Emperor in Mulan). In this movie, Mulan dresses as a man, and fights in place of her father against the Huns. This quote from the emperor hits the nail on the head considering the quote is talking about adversity, and Mulan was the only woman in the entire army of men. That movie was an example of honor, but from the Chinese culture point-of-view. Yet, in Japanese culture, back in the day, it was normal for Kamikaze soldiers to sign up for the war and commit suicide by crashing their planes into the sides of American ships. Kamikaze soldiers were willing to die for their country, and that was what Japan considered honorable (McCurry). Honor is seen many different ways by many different

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