Sun Tzu In The Art Of War Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… According to Sun Tzu, in the act of war an evaluation of the environment should be performed along with the strengths and weaknesses of the opponents. To be effective, strategies should be planned according to the evaluations. One of Sun Tzu’s guidelines states, “For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill… To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill” (257). Sun Tzu believes more in defeating the opponent skillfully with their minds rather than with physical action. Besides articles on war and peace, paintings from famous artist also arose. One of the two that are found in the text book is Eugene Delacroix. His paintings can see the beauty in paintings with the use of his passion and imagination. The painting that ties to war and peace is what Eugene Delacroix titles, Liberty Leading the People. This painting portrays an almost nude lady who is passing through a battlefield wearing a “Phrygian cap (a hat traditionally associated with liberty in both classical times …show more content…
She states “warfare, by which I mean organized conflict between two groups as groups in which each group puts an army (even if the army is only 15 pygmies) in the field to fight and kill, if possible, some of the members of the army of the other group – that warfare of this sort is an invention like any other of the inventions in the terms of which we order out lives, such as writing, marriage, cooking our food instead of eating it raw, trial by jury, or burial of the dead, and so on.” (275). Margaret Mead continues to suggest along with her statement, that the Eskimo people have no sense of warfare. If warfare was a natural instinct than all groups of people around the world would use warfare to better their

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