Whether we accept the truth or not
Whether we accept the truth or not, virtually every people are afraid of death. Death persists a huge mystery to humankind, and this is also one of the most controversial issues between religion and science. Death is a part of existence; however, many people consider suicide is a wrong moral and coward act because it is an effortless way to escape the stressful situation. On the other hand, the short story “Patriotism” written by Yukio Mishima gives a different aspect of the meaning of death and suicide. Mishima states his stance in the story that death is an honor, and people should respect that suicide is a heroic act. Both of their deaths are a noble act; however, I believe that Reiko’s suicide was more heroic than Shinji for three reasons.