2 Know Your Author Birth - June 26, 1892, in Hillsboro, West Virginia. Parents - Southern Presbyterian missionaries, stationed in China, where Pearl S. Buck spent most of her first forty years of her life.Awards , won the Pulitzer Prize and the Howells Medal in 1935, for The Good Earth which was adapted as a major MGM film in 1937.In 1938, won the Nobel Prize in literature, the first American woman to do so.By the time of her death in 1973, Pearl published over seventy books: novels, collections of stories, biography and autobiography, poetry, drama, children's literature, and translations from the Chinese.
3 The Enemy Dr. Sadao Hoki’s Childhood Education Climbed pines, watched islands, played along the coastStone house located upon rocks, well above the narrow beachEducationAt 22yrs. Went to America & returned after 8yrs., became a surgeon & scientist
4 Presently Army at war but Sadao not sent to war.. General might need himWas perfecting a discovery that would render wounds entirely clean
5 WifePleasant, affectionate, caring, Sadao met Hana at Prof. Harley’s House in AmericaMarried her in Japan (traditional way)
6 The ChallengeMisty night, staggering body appeared, wounded, collapsedA white man ( American ), an enemySadao & Hana carried him to Sadao’s father’s bedroomWashed by Hana because Yumi refusedOperated by Sadao & Hana held the anestheticBullet removed from near the kidneyLife saved- prisoner- feeble & weakPrisoner fed & rested to recovery, but was anxious for his future
7 Sadao’s Dilemma Servants threatened to leave in protest Conflict between duty as a doctor and duty as a true patriotAfraid of being called a traitorResolved to save the prisonerHana & Sadao stood firm, did not relent-treated the prisoner with respect
8 General Finally Informed The General offered to help and send assassinsAssassins would kill and remove the prisoner quietly3 nights passed – no assassins turned up
9 The EscapeSadao gave the prisoner a boat, extra food, clothing, bottled water & a flashlight and covered his hair with a black clothDirected him to row to an uninhabited islandAsked him to wait for a Korean fishing boatTold him to flash the torch twice if he ran out of food and flash it once if he was alrightThe prisoner escaped
10 Admission by the General That he had failed in doing his duty towards his countryJustified his action - that it was due to ill-health and not due to lack of patriotism
11 Sadao Reflected Wondered as to why he had saved the American. Had hatred for Americans – their enemy – but humanity overpowered his feelings
12 Worksheet Answer briefly. Give two reasons why Sadao was not sent abroad with the troops.What did the servants think of Dr. Sadao sheltering the enemy?Hana plays an instrument role in saving the life of an injured prisoner. Give an account of her role in light of the above statement.True humanity overpowers prejudices and has no barriers. Elaborate.