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Fiction: a genre favored by billions of people because of its diversity and colorful characters. The worlds that spring up from this genre are endless. The book The Emperor of Nihon-Ja is no exception. Written by John Flanagan, this story is about a civil war in the fictional country of Nihon-Ja. All these characters and events are full of courageous acts, heroic sacrifices, and loyalty to certain people. These traits and actions are some of the most common forms in fiction, but what happens in stories isn’t always fictitious. Real life events, people, and places have a lot of similarities to the wonderful world of fiction. They can have similar personalities or have the same ways of doing something. To finish up, the resulting characteristics that have been dug up will tie the knot …show more content…
The traitorous Arisaka was the exact opposite of the valiant Shigeru. He lied, cheated, and used his followers. He believed that the Senshi were the dominant people in Nihon-Ja, and that the peasants should be their slaves. This sounds awfully similar to one evil person known as Adolf Hitler and his alliance with the Japanese. Hitler believed that the Aryan, people with blonde hair, blue eyes, and fair skin, were the dominant race and that all others should be destroyed. He started a world war once his Nazis invaded Poland. His alliance with Japan was no better. After reading the book Unbroken, these similarities began to tie in with Arisaka. One Japanese soldier, known as Mutsuhiro Watanabe, tried to give himself self-worth by using “violent and vile abuses” (Hillenbrand). Arisaka was the same. One Senshi soldier remembered that their war training was cruel. If they messed up one thing, they would be smacked right across the face. This evil should by no means ever exist, but, sadly, it does. Arisaka and Hitler with his Japanese soldiers are so alike, it would be surprising if John Flanagan didn’t take some inspiration from

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