12th class English Notes Vistas Chapter-4 The Enemy Syllabus, Summary. Explanation, Difficult Words

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12th class English Notes Vistas Chapter-4 The Enemy Syllabus, Summary. Explanation, Difficult Words


CBSE Revision Notes for CBSE Class 12 English Core Vistas The Enemy Vistas The Enemy English Core for CBSE class-12. online tests, videos, question papers, notes, online quiz and complete study material for free to use.

Class 12 English Vistas Chapter 4  The Enemy Notes , Syllabus, Summary. Explanation, Difficult Words . 


👉 Vistas Chapter-4 👈
📚  The Enemy 📚


The story is written with the backdrop of the Second World War. It brings out the sad plight of a prisoner of war and also deals with the conflict that a' doctor couple faces because of sheltering an enemy.

Dr. Sadao, a Japanese surgeon finds a wounded American soldier on the beach near his house. He is unable to throw him back though he was his enemy as he was a doctor and his first duty was to save a life. Hana, his wife, though initially reluctant because it was dangerous for all including the children to keep the enemy in the house, joins her husband in operating and nursing the enemy soldier back to health, even though the servants desert the house. Hana assists Dr. Sadao in operating the soldier in spite of her physical discomfort and hesitation.

Though it was war time and all hands were needed at the front, the General did not send Sadao with the troops as he is an expert surgeon and the General needed him. Sadao tells him about the enemy soldier but he does not take any action as he is self-absorbed and forgets his promise that he would send his private assassins to kill the enemy and remove his body. Taking advantage of the general's self-absorption Sadao decides to save the soldiers life. After the soldier is out of danger Dr. Sadao helps him to escape from his house to safety.

Sadao recalled his time spent in America, the people he met, the teacher who taught him, Miss Harley who hated him yet was kind to him, the Americans with all their prejudices. He wondered why he could not kill Tom, the American prisoner of war.

• Dr. Sadao, a Japanese surgeon finds a wounded American soldier on the beach near his house.

• He is unable to throw him back though he was his enemy as he was a doctor and his first duty was to save a life.

• Hana, his wife, though initially reluctant because it was dangerous for all including the children to keep the enemy in the house, joins her husband in operating and nursing the enemy soldier back to health, even though the servants desert the house.

• Hana assists Dr. Sadao in operating the soldier in spite of her physical discomfort and hesitation.

• Though it was war time and all hands were needed at the front, the General did not send Sadao with the troops as he is an expert surgeon and the General needed him.

• Sadao tells him about the enemy soldier but he does not take any action as he is self- absorbed and forgets his promise that he would send his private assassins to kill the enemy and remove his body.

• Taking advantage of the general's self-absorption Sadao decides to save the soldiers life. After the soldier is out of danger Dr. Sadao helps him to escape from his house to safety.

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