這次的英文讀本是Ｇｒｅａｔ Ｅｘｐｅｃｔａｔｉｏｎ,由Ｃｈａｒｌｅｓ Ｄｉｃｋｅｎｓ所著。男主角是出身貧寒Pip-short for Philip,和姐姐及做鐵匠的姐夫Joe同住。因為父母和其他兄弟姊妹都已過世。但姐姐最後也過世了。有次Pip到墓園探望家人時,遇到一個逃跑的罪犯威脅他,吃光他的麵包,並要他相約The Battery見,如果他沒赴約就會有不堪的後果。因此他幫助了這名罪犯Provis。一次機緣下,Pip認識了Miss Havisham 和她的養女Estella。Miss Havisham 終日穿著她的新娘禮服，因為多年前她在婚禮上被愛人拋棄，她的怨恨轉而成為對所有男性的復仇,也教導Estella不可愛上男人。而Pip對Estella十分著迷，但Estella對貧窮的他不屑一顧，這讓Pip立志要成為上流社會的有錢人。長大後的Pip有天接到律師Mr Jaggers的消息，告知Pip有個秘密的贊助人，願意出資讓他受教育，Pip心裡又燃起了一絲希望，他可以藉這個機會提升自己的地位，說不定這一次Estella願意接受他了，但是捉弄人的命運還未罷休。Pip到倫敦時認識了他最好的朋友Herbert,並且私下秘密出錢幫助他,好讓他早點賺到錢能跟他的未婚妻結婚。最終Pip發現其實他所幫助的罪犯Provis是贊助他的人,並且是Estella的親生父親,以及得知Miss Havisham的故事。最終Herbert得到幸福,原本Pip打算向一直照顧他家人的Biddy求婚,但好險他沒有,因為Biddy嫁給了他的姐夫Joe。而他卻獨自一人,他心愛的Estella也嫁給他最討厭的人Drummle,但經過好一段時候後,他回到Miss Havisham的家看看,卻發現Estells的蹤影,事隔多年,Pip仍然深愛著Estella,Estella也告訴他這幾年一點都不快樂,也和Drummle結束,而這兩人互相告別時,卻知道他們彼此不會再分開了。男主角Pip的expectation走得非常辛苦,原本以為他只能孤單一人,最後也得到幸福。我覺得Pip是個很有慈悲心的人,雖然幫助他的罪犯Provis他很不喜歡,但是他卻依然幫助他,並出錢資助他的好朋友,他心愛的Estella嫁給他討厭的人他也無怨尤,但另一方面卻很糟糕,他幾乎不為家裡設想,儘管他的姐夫Joe對他多好,他但為了自己很少回家看他,雖然他心裡很尊敬他,我覺得我們都應為家人多付出一點愛。
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The English reader this time is G r e a t E x p e c t a t i o n, by C h a r l e s D i c k e n s burns. The leading man is Pip-short for Philip from poor family, and become the ironsmith's brother-in-law Joe and live with the elder sister together. Because parents and other siblings have all already passed away. But the elder sister passed away finally. Pip one day get ceremony park visit house at the people, meet a criminal running away threaten him, eat up his bread, The Battery see, will have a consequence that can't bear if he has not gone to fulfill an appointment to want him to make an appointment. So he has helped this criminal Provis. Under good luck, Pip knows Miss Havisham and her adopted daughter Estella. Miss Havisham wore her wedding gown all day, because she was abandoned by the lover on the wedding many years ago, her animosity transfers to become to all male vengeance, teach Estella and does not have men lovelily either. And Pip is very fascinated to Estella, but Estella scorns to take even a glance at he who is poor, this lets Pip resolve to become rich men of the high society. Pip after growing up has it to receive lawyer Mr Jaggers' news, tells Pip there is a secret patron, would like to provide funds and let him receive an education, Pip lights a sense of hope again in the heart, he can make use of this chance to improve one's own status, maybe Estella would like to accept him this time, but the destiny of teasing people has not given up yet. Pip has known the best friend Herbert while reaching London, and pay the bill and help him secretly privately, so that he makes money and can marry his fiancee early. Final Pip finds actually the criminal Provis that he helps is a person who supports him, and one's own father of Estella, and learn the story of Miss Havisham.
2008-01-31 20:57:43 補充：
Final Herbert get happiness, original Pip plan to look after Biddy, he of family propose, but very dangerous he does not have, because Biddy marries his brother-in-law Joe. He is alone, his loved Estella marries his disagreeable person Drummle too,
2008-01-31 20:58:04 補充：
but after good time, he gets back to home of Miss Havisham to have a look, finds the trace of Estells, the thing has been through for many years, Pip has still loved Estella deeply, Estella tells him to be unhappy at all during these years too, over with Drummle too,
2008-01-31 20:58:28 補充：
and when these two people say good-bye to each other, knows they will not separate each other. Leading man Pip's expectation walks very hard, can only think he a lonely a people originally, get the happiness too finally. I think Pip whether piece have mercy people of heart very,
2008-01-31 20:58:39 補充：
help criminal Provis of him he dislike very much, but he still helps him, pays the bill and subsidizes his good friend, he is blameless particularly that his loved Estella marries his disagreeable person,
2008-01-31 20:58:51 補充：
but on the other hand very terrible, he imagine for family though how kind to him it will be brother-in-law Joe of him hardly, but he seldom comes back home to see him for oneself, though he respects him very much in the heart, I think we should is it love a bit to pay more for family.
- 1 decade ago