To Tell With Pride How One Lived

October 6, 2010 by  
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Angie Rubin

I always watch a little television when I go to sleep.  So last night I got to watch the end of “The Last Samurai”.   Ken Watanabe plays a Samurai who gives up his life for a cause while Tom Cruise learns about love, honor and commitment.  In the last fight in the film, Samurais against Japanese soldiers trained by Americans, Ken Watanabe dies but Tom Cruise who had joined Ken, survives.  Tom then takes the Samurai’s sword and gives it to the Japanese Emperor.  With the sword and the death of the Samurai, the Emperor finally understands he needs to honor tradition and asks Tom Cruise: “Please tell me how he died.” To which Tom responds: “I will tell you how he lived.”

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