The Art of War by Sun Tzu in Comparison to Tonysopranos Essay
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Marueen L. Love
12 Sept 2013
The Art of War by Sun Tzu ~Via~ The Sopranos
What Social attitudes and/or cultural conclusions do their traits, plots, symbols, etc. suggest about peoples basic nature (If we look all around us we can see different scenarios, where manipulation is a way of life. Many different cultures have their own way of exhibiting knowledge and a use of manipulation to gain power or status). The comparison of Sun Tzu’s “Art of war” to the HBO hit series illustrates this.
Sun Tzu a child prodigy racked with the desire to be acknowledged and in doing so realizes the strength and weaknesses to ensure victory, by deceit and/or planning. The Art of War is composed of thirteen chapters each chapter gives different in depth details different on how to prepare to have a victory when fighting a battle or war. This book correlates with how Tony Soprano runs his crew of mobsters. It is a guide for those who want to learn how to lead and influence people; so it has the potential to be used by people in their life personal and/or business wise. According to www.psychological-warfare.com “On the surface, the notion of the art of war seems quite sinister, but its lessons are actually peaceful in nature and teach you to get ahead, but not necessarily at the expense of others.” The Art of War was written over two thousand years ago, to impress royalty and as a guide to achieve victory.
“The Soprano” is a pronounced example of this. The plot of The Sopranos, however, revolves around Tony Soprano’s struggle to separate being immoral and having morals. Constantly being reminded of the loss of the “good old values” of organized crime that was used to structure the way “the business” was conducted. “An innovative look at the life of fictional Mafia Capo Tony Soprano, this serial is presented largely first person, but additional perspective