‘We are forged by the experience of conflict’
“Japanese soldiers never attack women” announced Captain Tanaka, the power hungry snake, to poor Adrienne. That man is disgusting but I can’t hate him, I actually feel sorry for him. Although he has now placed Adrienne on death row. I think I had better have a word to Colonel Hirota about this. “It is death to strike a Japanese officer and Honour is very important to Japanese people!” says the Translator on behalf of Colonel Hirota. Now Susan’s having a go at Hirota. That’s one strong courageous woman, those Australians breed them tough. Ha! And even Sister Wilhelmina’s joined in. That part where she says “…and nuns never tell lies.” is fantastic. But before one of us can say something the colonel says “This incident is being dealt with by Captain Tanaka…” Ugh! How dare him. The colonel is in charge of this camp not the Captain, maybe I should bring this to his attention. “So Captain Tanaka is in charge of this camp? I understand it was you, Colonel Hirota?” Ha! The look on his face. That Tanaka is going to be feeling the effects of this conversation very soon. But this Susan, the Sister and I, might just have saved Adrienne’s life. Just as Daisy, Susan and the Sister have developed their points of view and their changing values and morals, concerning the Japanese as a result of the experiences they have undergone within Paradise Road, so do we alter values due to disagreements we experience. Indeed, it can be said that we are created by the problems we endure. The pressures individuals are subjected to can alter their belief system so that they are more optimistic. Individuals when placed under fire, are often forced to change or conform, such as to reassess previously held values. Some might emerge from the ordeal a different person and others might be strengthened or hardened by the adversity. Others might simply either engage in honourable actions or might demonstrate reprehensible traits. Upon...
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