chapter  8
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The evil female demon

In the heroic world of display, a man has to maintain face and honor, or sink down to another role, that of the coward or ignoble churl. Heroic man is enslaved in a war with his shame. He will fi ght to the death in order to avoid the fate of the underdog, strike to avoid being in the submissive position. He experiences intolerable feelings of shame when backed into a subordinate position, and is willing to sacrifi ce anything to avoid them. He would rather die than feel shame, and in shame he wants to die.