American Samurai : Captain L.L. Janes and Japan by F. G. Notehelfer

By F. G. Notehelfer

The booklet unearths how a guy so one can being a misfit within the usa turned the heroic American samurai." It discusses Janes as one of many few Westerners allowed to stay within the inside and because the "father" of the Kumamoto Band, which turned the dominant wing of eastern Protestantism and an important modernizing force.

Originally released in 1985.

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58 Erikson found such experiences to constitute major sources of adult pathology, and in the case of Janes, too, the foregoing experience seems to have ushered in a period of intense turmoil that was to have lasting consequences. Despite the restructured history, and all subsequent efforts to restore the broken pieces of the ideal father in the family shrine, the damage could not be undone. 59 It is quite clear, moreover, that with the passing years there were distinct periods of his life during which he oscillated between the enlightened but natural sentiment of his mother and the authoritative traditions and logical definitions of his father.

S0 To what degree Janes' recollections of these years involved a telescoping of later tragic deaths, including those of his sister Martha in 1854 and his mysterious first wife, Nellie, in the mid-1860s, is difficult to determine. The Ginevra theme of the beautiful bride who disappears on the night of her marriage feast would certainly indicate an association with later events and suggests once more the care with which one needs to treat 24 · BOYHOOD IN THE OHIO HILLS these early years. As is the case with most adults, Janes could not free himself from the tendency to confuse time sequences and to read into portions of his childhood events that, though emotionally running in similar channels, were separated by considerable gaps in time.

What was worse, it proved the fallen hero to be deficient in precisely the area in which the boy felt most vulnerable. 58 Erikson found such experiences to constitute major sources of adult pathology, and in the case of Janes, too, the foregoing experience seems to have ushered in a period of intense turmoil that was to have lasting consequences. Despite the restructured history, and all subsequent efforts to restore the broken pieces of the ideal father in the family shrine, the damage could not be undone.

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