Dr Sadao was compelled by his duty as a doctor to help the enemy soldier. What made Hana, his wife, sympathise with him in the face of open defiance from the domestic staff?

Question: Dr Sadao was compelled by his duty as a doctor to help the enemy soldier. What made Hana, his wife, sympathise with him in the face of open defiance from the domestic staff? [CBSE (AI) 2011]

Answer: Dr Sadao was a Japanese surgeon. One day he found a wounded prisoner of war of American origin on the seashore. He and his wife brought him home and tended his wounds. He came to his senses and recovered fully. But Dr Sadao faced problems and dilemmas. If he treated him, he would be marked as a traitor who helped a POW who belonged to an enemy country. The domestic staff refused to nurse the soldier. Therefore, Hana, the wife of Sadao, being an obedient wife helped her husband. She helped and sympathised with the soldier in the name of humanity. The attitude of maidservants was laced with anger and prejudice towards the enemy but Dr Sadao and his wife’s attitude and feelings were of a very high level.


Dr Sadao was compelled by his duty as a doctor to help the enemy soldier. What made Hana, his wife, sympathise with him in the face of open defiance from the domestic staff?


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