…episode. No, the samurai killed himself. The woodcutter then offers an alternative final narrative. Neither subject was avoiding the indictment (all of them claimed to be guilty), but whereas their stories preserved the teller’s self-image of honour, the woodcutter’s story revealed them to be fearful, sloppy, and pathetic (although his version of the story also seems to be inaccurate).
Adham Alaa El-Din