Unformatted text preview: people as a good way of life. With that I can say he has no respect for his father, which according to the definition of filial piety is something you must have. Given these two examples you could argue that his son didn’t fulfill the obligations of being a filially pious son. Although those two examples make him seem unfilially pious there are examples which show him to be filially pious. The biggest example of which is that after his father actually does die he takes the bathhouse under the care of him and his little brother. He leaves his city life and city job behind him and takes the job of his father. All of this out of respect for his father. Having to choose whether his does or doesn’t fulfill his duties is a tough choice, but in the end his does fulfill the obligations of loving his father and also respecting what he does. So with that I would argue that the statement has to be true....
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- Spring '09
- Filial piety, Piety, Adam Brazier, Lao Lui