Growing up, every child will turn to their mother for nurture, or support. Without realizing it we become dependent to them. From the best and worst times we always seem to turn to them. Just as in the chapters, one of the boys turn to his own mother. When we was headed off to war, he turned back to run to his mother. Although I’m sure he felt scared, I feel like the book was trying to show him looking for support. And the mother said the only way he will run away from his destiny, will be if he was going to run back where he came from. By this she meant back inside of her.
Although a strong statement, she was just telling him that there is no other option than to go to war. Through these times, being included in these battles was the best flattery anyone can offer. Being a warrior meant you had one of the strongest hearts. This is because that’s what makes a warrior, the heart that he is able to turn to when feeling lost. Through this warriors can rely on what makes them strive to get home. Having your mother, sister, or anyone back at home is what makes them fight so hard to live through it. These mothers are to like the rest, they are far stronger than anyone would ever think.
These mothers told their sons there was no other way beyond the battle. This is because each of these mothers knew that deep down, that the battle needed their son more than they did. However, from the son’s perspective, the only reasons why they would fight the way they did is to get home to their mothers, and wives, with their family. Chose specific warrior for the strength of their wives and children. ” This was said in the book because if the warriors left knowing how pulled apart the women in their lives were, they loud fall apart themselves.
Instead, these woman stay strong and stand tall, letting their men fight to the best of their abilities. The women being mentally strong, and the men being physically strong was the perfect match for each other. Women overcoming the thought of losing their men, and being strong enough to let them go. The men have this in their heads when they are fighting to give them strength. The women are led to believe that their love is so strong, it will allow the men to pull through and come back home. Page eight, part one discusses a brand new topic that warrior learn at a young age.
Kill, or be killed was often discussed because that is the life they lived. These children learned to hunt or their own food, because nothing was given. Everything you ever receive without hunting the children learned that they would have no food. And with that, they would starve and die themselves. Although learning this at such a young age was hard, they often had trainers to teach them. The children being able to see for themselves from their fathers fighting helped them See the consequences of not being able to defend their family.
Fathers not coming home, or losing people in battle was realization for them to see the importance of killing. If you don’t kill the people that hunt you, eventually they will succeed in killing you. This is one of the prime example used in war. Although warrior ethos seems to be only a good thing, although can be very misunderstood by some. Warrior ethos can be the heart of a culture. However, some cultures have very different values than the ones used in the book. Most cultures value other things. For example, the things with only financial value seem to be the most desired in mom cultures.
Citizens will do almost anything to get what is more expensive. Most cheat, or steal to get these items since they cannot afford them on their own. And other cultures crave something as small as food. However, these cultures tend to be poorer, and food seems to be luxury. This is why part of warrior ethos is to be great full for what you have. And also why every leader tends to give what they have. Great leaders do this in hopes there will be a chain affect and very leader will soon give everything they have creating their own culture.