Confucianism And Hinduism

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Confucianism and Hinduism Thesis: Confucianism and Hinduism are very similar in the aspect of having a social caste system; however, their views on who rules and patriarchial societies are very different. Body TS 1: Confucianism was a religion/philosophy in China that had many values concerning society and its structure. Body CD 1A: Had a social structure that from highest to lowest put land owning aristrocrats and scholars, laborers, and lastly unskilled laborers (artists, slaves, etc.) Made people properly hold their place in society. Body CD 2A: Valued intelligence. Had intellectuals as leaders and officials. Tested them to pick the elite of the intellectuals. Gave some peasants a chance to go up in society. Body CD 3A: Confucian beliefs have it that women should always concede to their husbands. Therefore, it made the Confucian society a patriarchal one. Body TS B: Hinduism is a religion that was and is very prominent in India; it best known for its caste system. Body CD 1B: Had a social structure that from highest to lowest had priests and religious leaders, rulers and warriors, skilled laborers (farmers, merchants, craftsmen, etc.), and lastly slaves and servants. Body CD 2B: Valued karma, dharma, varna, and reincarnation. Had people born into high classes stay in high classes and rule there. People in low classes had to stay in low classes with no way to go higher in society. Had to wait a whole life to change classes, which made people work hard at their own class to achieve a better class in the next life. Body CD 3B: Women considered equal to men in Hinduism. At times, mothers are even more honored than fathers. So, Hinduism does not cause a patriarchal society. Body TS C/C: Confucianism and Hinduism both had a sort of caste system, but other than that they did not have many other similarities. Body 1A&B: Both had a sort of class system
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