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英語研究会05月例会報告

2019.05.19 更新

May 11th, 2019
総研ビル8F  第10会議室

◎講読クラス

A Room with a View  by E.M. Forster    ( ~ p. 42 )

フィレンチェ滞在翌日、Miss Lavish と町に出かけたLucyは、二人でおしゃべりに夢中になってしまい、案の定、道に迷ってしまった。やっと何とか、Santa Croce教会にたどり着いた途端に、Miss Lavishに置き去りにされたLucyは

Tears of indignation came to Lucy's eyes---partly because Miss Lavish had jilted her, partly because she had taken her Baedeker.

Now she entered the church depressed and humiliated, not even able to remember whether it was built by the Franciscans or the Dominicans.

Then the pernicious charm of Italy worked on her, and, instead of acquiring information, she began to be happy.

宿に戻って、

Evening approached while they chattered; the air became brighter; the colors on the trees and hills were purified, and the Arno lost its muddy solidity and began to twinkle.

“ I think I shall go out,” said Lucy. “I want to go round the town in the circular tram---on the platform by the driver.”

と言って、Lucyは町へと出かける。

Lucy does not stand for the medieval lady, who was rather an ideal to which she was bidden to lift her eyes when feeling serious. This afternoon she was peculiarly restive. She would really like to do something of which her well-wishers disapproved. As she might not go on the electric tram, she went to Alinari’s shop.

店で、宗教画や絵の写真集の買い物をしたその後、

Then something did happen. That was all. Mr. George Emerson happened to be a few paces away, looking at her across the spot where two Italians had been. ( One man was stabbed、and another held her in his arms. )How very odd! Across something.
Even as she caught sight of him he grew dim; the palace itself grew dim, swayed above her, fell onto her softly, slowly, noiselessly, and the sky fell with it..

気絶したLucy は偶然その場に出くわしたGeorge に介助されるのだが、

She had been in his arms, and George remembered it, just as he remembered the blood on the photographs that she had bought in Alinari’s shop. It was not exactly that a man had died; something had happened to the living: they had come to a situation where Childhood enters upon the branching paths of Youth.

“Well, thank you so much,” Lucy repeated. “How quickly these accidents do happen, and then one returns to the old life!” Leaning her elbows on the parapet, she contemplated the River Arno, whose roar was suggesting some unexpected melody to her ears.


◎Oral Class
Conversation:

With the hint of Akitaken ( 秋田犬)which he happened to see at the park, Jon
先生 went to Akita Prefecture with his friend and has bookended the GW. He brought a souvenir of いぶりがっこ( pickled Japanese radish ),whose slice were made as a topping of cream crackers by himself. ごちそうさまでした。  It was delicious.!

From the text of Steve Jobs, the word “adoption” was a topic. There are many cases of adoption around him in the U.S. It is not unnatural to him. Though the U.S. and Japan have each different history, there are the same troubles of domestic violence nowadays , maybe because there is a UBI ( Universal Basic Income ) issue behind them.
Adoption may be one solution to them, partly because the parents cannot raise their children.

Text  What Jobs Says: my third story is about death.

I was diagnosed with cancer about 50 , but after that I had the surgery and I’m fine now. Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything---all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure---these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.


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