I would want to be a Peasant. One reason for this is because they produced all of the food that other classes depended on. Peasants were also rewarded with the rice they grew most of the time, that was donated by the Daimyo.
I agree Jessica. The only thing though is that I thought it was the merchants that earned the rice that the Peasnats grew.
I also agree with Jessica and Luke.Jessica because you were rewarded with rice.Luke because you are rewarded with your own rice.
I agree a peasant would be what I would want to be also. They grow rice and also get some back for their family.
I agree with Jess. Peasants had all the responsibility. Everyone counted on them for produce. It would be a good feeling to satisfy them because it is a fairly easy job. (Farming)
I would want to be a peasant.Why?Well the first reason you would be higher than a merchant.The Merchant is the very bottom of the class.Also you will get more rice than a merchant.
Gianna I disagree. Eve though you would be higher, I would make more money. All I need to do is sell your stuff, and BOOM I'm rich. So, I would be a Merchant.
I would rather be a merchant because that you didn't have to do anything. All that you had to do was collect the armor and tools from the artisans. Then, you would become rich from getting rice from the Samurai.
I disagree Luke because I think that peasants are way better than merchants because they can be kinda selfish because after all they do only really make money for themselves and because of that taxes got raised and the farmers got very angry then BOOM! ninjas.
I agree with you Luke. It would be much easier to do, also you can be wealthier than most samurais and all peasants.
I agree with you Luke, but wouldn't it just be easier to make rice and be a peasant. Also wouldn't you like to be in a higher social class?
I would be a peasant because I would be able to become an awesome stealthy ninja. I would also be a peasant because I could steal crops that are mine and hide them away for my family. These are the reasons why I would be a peasant!
I disagree. Although being a ninja is cool the reason for it isn't cool at all. I would want to be a ninja if I was just pretending but in reality being a ninja would be scary. Thing about it. If you get caught you would be punished, sometimes by death!
I agree with Jaiden. I totally think that it would be awesome to be a ninja! Except I wouldn't want to get caught stealing crops or being a ninja cause then I might be killed, but besides that, I think being a ninja might be kinda awesome.
I don't disagree but I don't agree either. Ninja's are cool, i'll give you that, but do you really want the problem of death on your shoulders everyday? Ninja or no Ninja, you have to work to stay alive and eat. Without working, you starve. Even if you were a ninja, the Shogun and samurai can catch you and kill you in an instant. Death is knocking on your doors no matter what you do
I agree I would want to be a present. Ninja at night regular people in the morning. It will be really great.
I would want to be a merchant because even though they are on the bottom of class they do lead better lives. Peasants on the other hand lead harsh lifestyle. They had to resort to stealing to get food! When they get caught they get severally punished. It's easier to be a merchant because then you wouldn't have to worry about the basic necessities of life.
I agree with Isabella because I wouldnt want to get cought stealing. And i dont want to live a hard life.
I also agree because it is a nicer lifestyle because I don't want to be respected if it means I have to work all day and make little money. I don't care if I have no respect if I'm rich.
I think that I would want to be a peasant. I would be in the middle of the pyramid, so that's pretty good. However, that's not the only reason. If I were a merchant, not only would I be at the bottom of the pyramid, I wouldn't be very well liked. I would have a lot of money if I were a merchant, so that would be a plus, but I wouldn't really earn it. Even though I wouldn't get rich by being a peasant, I would want to be it so I would actually work for and earn the money that I would own.
Life of a peasant = hard work, long hours, and little money....NO THANKS. Yes, peasants get more respect and they are seen as higher on the social ladder. But in all honesty, I much rather do little work and profit from the hard work of others. Yes this might be seen as greedy or lazy, but while you are doing back breaking labor I am going to be sitting back in my comfortable chair watching YOU, the peasant, sweat and make me the money I need to carry on this lavish lifestyle.
I agree with you Tiffany. I would want to be a peasant. I would work and get paid and also be more liked.
I would want to be a merchant because they have a lot of money. Also, all they have to do is trade goods. Finally, peasants dont get a lot of money.
I would rather be a peasant because it was more work when playing the game but it was easier and every second counts. It was and interesting to see that there was much more outcome for peasants but merchants had more at the end of the day. Farming is more work but it's significantly easier.
I would want to be a merchant if I were in Japan. Even though they have little respect they do little work compared to peasants. They also can get really rich.
I disagree with you Nathan becuase who wants to be hated. I know I wouldnt.
I think I would be a Merchant. Sure the peasants would be higher in the system, but I would be way less poor. I could sell the peasants work so I could make a lot of money. Plus, I would get to travel.
Although peasants have more respect for working hard everyday to survive, i'd rather be a merchant. Sure, I get no respect because I don't work, but HELLO!!! Work<Money . I get money for trading things! Someones gotta do it!
I totally agree with you Abby because i prefer money over loyalty and importance. Also you don't really have to do anything being a merchant besides walking around and waiting for customers.
If I had a choice, no doubt about it I would be a merchant. Yes OK they were not as appreciated as much as a peasant, but a merchant is better. You have to do all of this hard work and you barely get paid as a peasant. If you are a merchant, you don't have to anything and get paid more than a peasant. Also what if you were a peasant of the rule of the third Tokugawa shogun?
I would rather be a merchant. Merchants do practically nothing except collect armor and swords and trade them with samurais for rice. Also you can be richer than some samurais and all the peasants.
I would rather be a peasant because then i would be treated better. Although I would be working hard, I still like farming and stuff like that. Also I would not be a pest like some merchants.
i would be a merchant because you can get rich for work that other people did.you might be at the bottom of the pyramid but you can be rich and by stuff you want,peasants dont get this kind of money.All merchants have to do is trade goods.
I agree with kyle because merchants dont do a lot of work but get a lot of money.They have a simple job to trade goods and get rich from it.
I would be peasant because they get grow rice and even get some back from the daimyo. Peasants sometimes have to steal for their family. I would be a peasant because they get grow crops and do more stuff.
If I were part of the system, I would want to be a merchant. Why? Great question. Well, even though I would be the lower class, I would have more money than a peasant from selling all the items I receive from the artisans. Also, I would receive rice from the Samurai after giving them their needs...weapons and stuff like that. Plus, I wouldn't have to do a lot of work. So I think it would be better to be a merchant.
I totally agree Julia. Being a merchant would be better to me too. Even though they are at the bottom of the class system, they do have more money.
I would want to be a peasant because they make rice which is something you can eat so you dont starve to death. They become ninja too.
If I were a part of the system I would be a merchant. Why you may ask? Even though they are a t the bottom of the class system, they are more wealthy. Also being a merchant there is not a whole lot of work.
I totally agree. I mean i am not someone who would want to work in the fields all day or making weapons. So I would rather be a merchant than anything else.
If I was apart of the feudal pyrimd I would rather be a peasant.Why?well because the peasants make things that are actually useful to the higher classes and they are more important than the artisans and merchants.
I understand where you are coming from but why? Why do you care if you make useful things? It does not help you. People treat you very bad. Although I would be more productive there is already enough people already doing that so why waste your time?
This is a very easy question for me. I would go with being a merchant. The only downside to being a merchant is others look down on you. But what do I care. I'm sure there was a little respect for merchants. They were not the outcast, but yes some were mistreated. But I think it would be fun to have my own shop. I would have enough money to put food on the table and would never have to worry about not enough supplies. I think this is the best option.
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