Human beings are complicated as proven by the ability to reason. Thoughtful consideration is often, but not always, used in determining actions. Those actions are driven by motivation. What complicates the decision is that a human may be experiencing internal conflicts, which in turn, may lead to contradicting motives. This was the case with Sadao Hoki in ?The Enemy? by Pearl S. Buck.
In ?The Enemy?, Sadao was a Japanese surgeon who lived in Japan during World War II. Together with his wife, Hana, and the servants, Sadao had a comfortable life. Earlier, he had spent several years in the United States during medical school. While in the United States, Sadao experienced cultural prejudice and bias first hand. Even though he did have a few positive experiences including that of a teacher and landlady Americans did n... Continue Reading