The primary objective of the paper is to describe various human relationships in different conditions. The paper analyses multiple facets of human dignity, compassion, social consensus, relationship with the perpetrator as well as the defender, empathy, human rights and different values of life which get tested when dealing with different people from different cultures. The essay describes the above in view of the famous Australian movie- Mao’s Last Dancer, 2009 and the critically acclaimed memoir of the Chinese American writer Anchee Min, 1994. The movie revolves around a young sheltered Chinese boy who when given an opportunity to spread his wings reacts to the culture where he has spent his early days, to the place where has tasted success and the joys of life and to the place where he wants to spend his future. However, the book gives us a vivid description of a young girl braving in the communist principles, finding herself in conflict with dangerous antagonist, trying to build a future amid opposing forces and finally living the place of birth to travel to a different nation accepting its culture and moving on with her life. Both the above pieces have hope, desperation, conflicts with the system, rebuilding futures and various other facets in common.
Human dignity means a status of human beings which entitles them to respect. It is a status which is foremost and has to be taken for granted. It is the deepest possible value in human nature. Love, kinship, and friendship are the defining human relationships which can explore the depth of human dignity. The idea of human dignity embraces the principle of recognition and the principle which is the affirmation that the experience is related to all human beings. It can be clearly said that it is in everyone’s interest to be respected as having human dignity – possessing the highest value due to an inalienable humanity.