He ran into the cowboys and tricked them into thinking that they had set up an ambush to scare them away. He got back home, but his dad never came back. He came to the realization that they probably put him on a prison ship and that they would release him when the war was over. Him and his mother were left to run the tavern by themselves. This ws very accurate because, during the war most of the men went to fight, so the women and children had to do most of the work.
The movie is about the vehement impact between the western advanced technology and the Japanese feudalism. The climax of the movie is the final battle between the Samurai and the bridle-wise army. Although all the Samurai try their best to protect their leader from being killed, they all lost their life at last, just like the older things have to be replaced by the newborn things. Let's take a look at the characters. Captain Nathan Algren, Katsumoto and his son, Nobutada are the main actors. Captain Nathan Algren who has taken part in the massacre of Native American Indians tries to poison his memories with alcohol. However, he's roused from his torpor by former colleague Zebulon Gant with an interesting proposition - training the first modern army for the Emperor of Japan.
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. We are thankful for their contributions and encourage you to make your own. The two men have a long history together; Begley was Algren's commanding officer during the Indian wars, and Algren witnesses him participating in and directing the massacre of Native American civilians at Washita River.
In addition to ramping up their defenses, their was a general moral boost when fighting the Mongols. They had been seen as unbeatable warriors, never being truly defeated in battle, so when the Samurai defenders of Japan learned that they could receive great rewards for success in battle, the Japanese were more committed to battle. This was exemplified by one Samurai, Takezaki Suenaga, who told his tale to the Japanese government to receive compensation. Suenaga in order to prove that he fought bravely drew pictures to tell the stories about how he was the first to charge into battle. This belief blinds them from using reason when making a decision.