2011 台北醫學大學 通識課程
Heaven Gina,Ashley~VocabularyPutter 閒蕩、閒逛Contemplation 沉思、冥想Congregant 猶太教團體的成員Commemorate 慶祝Lofty 高尚的、崇高的Tirelessly 不屈不撓地Underpinning 基礎、支撐Wound down 平息Impishly 調皮地Sheepishly 怯懦地~SummaryMitch think “incredible” is the right description for Reb to devote tirelessly. For Reb, the way people who hadn’t seen one another in years hugged each other is a piece of heaven. Heaven is the underpinning of nearly all faiths. The Reb once gave a sermon: in hell, people sat around a banquet table, full of exquisite meats and delicacies. But their arms were locked in front of them, unable to partake for eternity; in heaven, the difference was they were feeding each other. Reb take death in stride. Finally, Mitch doesn’t want to leave Reb, instead of running from him.~Q1.Why is Reb excited by dying? (p.225下方)A: Because soon he will have the answer to this haunting question.2.Why does Mitch say “I doubt I’m going to whatever level you’re going to.” to Reb? (p.226)A: Because Mitch think Reb is a Man of God.
Church, Edward and Rick--VocabularyCacophony (n.) 刺耳的嘈雜聲。Wingspan (n.) 本為翅膀的翼幅，小說裡應該是指Henry的雙手張開寬度。Folks (n.) 本課指無家可歸的流民。Crutches (n.) 拐杖。Clomp (v.) 重而響地走。--SummaryCause Mitch’s helping, the gas company had renewed its service. And it made a deal for the church to more gradually pay off its debt. Also, people who was moved by the story that Mitch wrote began to come to help folks in the church. Clothes, shoes and lots of donated things was flooding the sanctuary. After taking a look at the stuffs inside the sanctuary Mitch learned what Henry mean. ”God is good.”--AfterthoughtAfter seeing what Henry did, we feel like we must do something, something good to the people nearby us. Henry devoted himself all in helping others. He did his best to change the dilemma, wanted to let folks to have better living and environment. After everything came true, he laughed as he was the happiest person in the world. As seeing his happiness, we start to think about helping others. Maybe one day we can laugh as happily as Henry does.--QuestionWhy did Mitch know the reason that Henry said “God is good” after seeing the bag after bag?Ans: Because the stuffs that are donated were so much. At that moment, it didn’t matter what name you used. You only know “God is good.”Why did Mitch feel different about the “thank you” that man who had not seen his wife and daughter for eight years said ?Ans: In my point of view, I think the reason Mitch felt different is the thanks let him know he really help somebody. Because the man is really appreciate what Mitch helped him.