"Samurai, The Sea And Poison and Silence" ( Shusaka Endo ) Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"Samurai, The Sea And Poison and Silence" ( Shusaka Endo )
Examines the novelist's background, style and influence that his novels have had on the expansion of Christianity in Japan.
# 22022 | 1,350 words | 5 sources | 1995 | US
Published on Mar 02, 2003 in History (Asian) , Literature (World) , Religion and Theology (Christianity) , English (Analysis)

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"This study will examine three novels by the Catholic Japanese writer Shusaku Endo (Samurai, The Sea and Poison, and Silence), including consideration of the novelist's background, his style, the world about which he writes, and the influence his writing has had on the opening of Japan to Christianity. The study will argue that despite the uniqueness, power and subtlety of Endo's themes, message and style, he is more a product of the opening of Japan to the West which occurred after World War II than he is a cause of that opening. After all, Endo is "only" a novelist, and although he is popular in Japan, his influence on moving a non-Christian culture to greater acceptance or tolerance of a foreign religion is inevitably very limited. In fact, as we read, the Japanese public's response to The Samurai was to ignore the Christian implications entirely: "Reading what the reviewers ..."

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