Whether we acknowledge it or not, virtually every people afraid of death. Death persists a huge mystery to humankind, and one of the most controversial issues between religion and science. Even though death is a part of existence, people still want to find a way to avoid dying.
For that reason, many people consider suicide is a wrong moral and cowardly act because it is an effortless way to get out the difficult situation. On the other hand, in short story “Patriotism” by Yukio Mishima gives a different aspect about death and suicide. Mishima states his stance in the story that death is a honor and respect thing and both their deaths are heroic act; however, I believe Reiko’s suicide was more heroic than Shinji