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Forty-seven Ronin,

Jap. Chushingura, group of Japanese samuraisamurai
, knights of feudal Japan, retainers of the daimyo. This aristocratic warrior class arose during the 12th-century wars between the Taira and Minamoto clans and was consolidated in the Tokugawa period.
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 who avenged the disgrace and seppuku (suicide) of their master, Lord Asano, in 1703 by assassinating Lord Kira, the official responsible for his death. After a year of debate at all levels of society, the ronin (masterless samurai) committed seppuku as they had been ordered. They have since been regarded as great cultural heroes who embody the virtue of loyalty and are celebrated in traditional tales and a number of works of art. These include a popular 18th-century drama by Chikamatsu MonzaemonChikamatsu, Monzaemon
, 1653–1725, the first professional Japanese dramatist. Chikamatsu wrote primarily for the puppet stage in the Tokugawa shogunate. His literary work is divided into historical romances (jidaimono) and domestic tragedies of love and duty (
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; 19th-century Japanese prints; films by Kinugasa Teinosuke (1932), Mizoguchi Kenji (1942), and Hiroshi Inagaki (1962); modern stage and television plays; and, in the West, a dramatic adaptation (The Faithful) by John MasefieldMasefield, John
, 1878–1967, English poet. He went to sea as a youth and later spent several years in the United States. In 1897 he returned to England and was on the staff of the Manchester Guardian.
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The film is based on a classic Japanese tale about 47 samurai in 18th-century Japan who avenge the murder of their master, 47 Ronin, has a cast Japanese actors- except for Reeves.
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In the lesson, the focus of this comparison is the complex nature of revenge explored in "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" and "Chusingura," or "The Treasury of the Loyal Retainers." The lesson asks what similarities and differences are present in Hamlet's situation as compared to the situations of the 47 ronin; what difficulties students face in making such a comparison between the revenge ethic in two different cultures; and how cultural beliefs and expectations shape an audience's response to a play.
On the other hand, Ishihara looked timid, saying, ''I feel as if I were Oishi Kuranosuke.'' Oishi was samurai of the Ako domain, now part of Hyogo Prefecture, and leader of the band of warriors who avenged the death of their load, Asano Naganori, in the famous 47 ronin (masterless samurai) incident in 1703.
Samurai men used the tanto to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) when honor or circumstances dictated this course of action, The revenge of their lord by the 47 Ronin is one such historical instance in Japanese history where, even though their act was admired, the sentence of seppuku was handed down.
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