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The structure of society forced them into a survival situation

C. Holding different values such as these enforces the differences between these groups.

1. The Samurai would never hide his weapon from the enemy for an advantage. The Samurai will betray his own weakness to uphold ceremony and honor.

2. The Ninja would hide his weapon or anything else to survive.

III. Samurai warriors, in general, followed the moral code of Bushido which did not allow espionage-like behavior, while that specific set of codes did not parallel the beliefs of the Ninja.

A. The Bushido moral code set many guidelines for the Samurai.

1. Bushido value, fearlessly facing enemy in battle and showing kindness.

2. The supreme honor was to die serving one's lord.

3. Serving one's lord was the ultimate priority over all other loyalty

B. The Ninja did not follow the Bushido code.

1. The Ninja were forced into submission and therefore hiding

2. The Ninja valued their own lives over the lives of the ruling class

3. The Ninja did not believe in dying to support the system which oppressed them C. The fundamental difference between these warriors can be strongly traced to this basic difference in codes.

Conclusion: The Samurai and the Ninja had different religious and social affiliations, held different values in high regard, and followed a different set of codes. One of the major differences between these groups of warriors caused by these facts is that the Samurai would never practice stealth, camouflage, or other espionage skills in fighting, while the Ninja would do whatever it takes to survive and win, including espionage.

Bibliography

Alexander, Lyta. "The Jedi as Ninja." Qui-Gonline. http://www.qui-gonline.org/features/ninja.htm

Shotokai Karate Budo. "What is Bushido?"

Shotokai Encyclopedia on Karate-do Japanese Martial Art. http://www.shotokai.cl/filosofia/06_ee_.html

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Bibliography

Alexander, Lyta. "The Jedi as Ninja." Qui-Gonline. http://www.qui-gonline.org/features/ninja.htm

Shotokai Karate Budo. "What is Bushido?"

Shotokai Encyclopedia on Karate-do Japanese Martial Art. http://www.shotokai.cl/filosofia/06_ee_.html

http://www.answers.com/topic/ninja, http://www.americankangdukwon.com/samurai.html, http://www.answers.com/topic/samurai, http://www.shotokai.cl/filosofia/06_ee_.html, http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/FEUJAPAN/CONTENTS.HTM

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