The militaristic Gonta, who dons a kamikaze inspired hachimaki and pointlessly dies before facing the inevitability of change, symbolizes Japan’s old fatalistic attitude against western influence. He would rather die than change his ways, thus resulting in the deaths of his peers that he swayed to action.
He leads the Red Tanukis to eliminate all humans. He really hate lazy tanukis. He even use violence with weapons on tanukis who opposes his action. In contrast Shoukichi respect opinions of other tanukis.