Dr. Sadao faced a dilemma. Should he use his surgical skills to save the life of a wounded person or hand an escaped American P.O.W. over to the Japanese police? How did he resolve this clash of values?
Dr Sadao Hoki was an eminent Japanese surgeon and scientist. He lived in Japan during the Second World War. He used his all might to save life of a wounded soldier who turned out to be his enemy. When he was studying medicine in United States, he had experienced cultural prejudice and bias. His suffering didn’t allow him to deflect from his duties as a doctor. Moreover, saving an enemy was against his obligations to wards his own country. He struggles with the sense of duties as a doctor and a citizen. Like a real hero, he chooses to fulfill his duties towards humanity. He stood up for what he believed in without caring for the consequences.