The man is about to commit harakiri:


What is understood here by "pointy shoulders" (if I'm understanding 怒った肩 correctly)? How can pointy shoulders (which I assume to be part of his uniform) show that he was gathering his strength?


肩を[怒]{いか}らせる = square one's shoulders

He squared his shoulders under the uniform. You could see that he was gathering his strength from the shape of his squared, raised shoulders.


≒ 軍服の[下]{した}の怒った肩 or 軍服を着た、怒った肩
= his squared shoulders under the uniform

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