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1 Reading impressions from S302 NO.5 WU PEI TZU CAMBRIDGEHigh Life Low LifeAlan BattersbyReading impressions fromS302 NO.5 WU PEI TZUMusic: TSUBASA翼If you are my love
2 Contents Chapter 1 Summer in the city Chapter 2 Central Park West Chapter 3 The willChapter 4 Beneath the city streetsChapter 5 Inside informationChapter 6 East VillageChapter 7 Developments
3 Contents Chapter 8 A death in the family Chapter 9 The lost son found Chapter 10 We’re the good guysChapter 11 Martha BianchiChapter 12 Atlantic CityChapter 13 RainChapter 14 The Annie Clayton Center
4 The SummaryThe story of two old ladies from the opposite ends of New York society – the high life and the low life. Two old ladies who had never met and whose lives were very different. This is the story of how those lives came together.中文簡介
6 Main Characters Nat Marley: New York private investigator Stella Delgado: Nat Marley’s personal assistantAnnie Clayton: a homeless womanMrs. Joanna Whittaker: a rich widowMartha Bianchi: Mrs. Whittaker’s maidCharlie Whittaker: Mrs. Whittaker’s sonBetty Osborne: Mrs. Whittaker’s daughter
7 Main Characters Wilma Patterson: a lawyer Jackie Robinson Clayton: Annie Clayton’s sonErnie Wiseman : a criminalCaptain Oldenberg: detective with the New York Police Department (NYPD)Joe Blaney: colleague of Nat Marley, ex-NYPDDr. Fischer: a doctor at Bellevue Hospital
8 My ImpressionIn my opinion, having lots of money doesn’t mean everything in lives. Take Nat Marley, for example, he leads a more delightful life than rich Joanna. He enjoys the freedom as a private investigator, and doesn’t have to take orders from anybody. He has many friends as well. On the contrary, Joanna is a lonely, hopeless widow, who has been lived in the past. Although she has a beautiful apartment, eats well, and lives well, she is still unhappy about her life owing to her late husband. What’s worse, Mrs. Whittaker saw nobody except for Martha, who works for her as maid for many years.
9 Mrs. Whittaker represents a typical example of low life because she lives without happiness. She even doesn’t cherish what she has-her children. However, another main character who inspires me a lot is Annie, a homeless women. She has never given up looking for her son-Jackie. And after Nat found him, she reminds Jackie to put the money in good use; thus Jackie builds the Annie Clayton Center for homeless women. To sum up, both Nat and Annie are not rich, but they bravely face what they confront instead of running away from it. That’s the spirit we should have.
10 Remarkable PhrasesI went off to work like a machine. Not a thought or an idea in my head.(p21)Once a reporter, always a reporter.(p20)Often, when you turn over a stone, you find something unpleasant beneath it.(p30)“Don’t stick your big nose in here again!” (p34)
11 Remarkable PhrasesI know the city of New York like the back of my hand.(p6)I felt both sad and angry as I put down the phone. Sad for the people who had to live out their lives on the streets. Angry about the society that put them on the streets. (p37)
12 Setting – New York紐約市（New York City，官方名稱為The City of New York），簡稱紐約，是美國人口最多的城市，包括其都會區，它擁有世界上最大的城市區。紐約是美國最大城市及第一大港，位於美國大西洋海岸的東北部，紐約州東南部。該市有曼哈頓區、皇后區、布魯克林區、布朗克斯區、史泰登島區等五個區。紐約有獨特的大眾運輸系統。因為該市廣大、二十四小時營業的地下鐵路系統，和繁華的建築物、交通及人們，所以紐約也常被稱為不夜城（The City that Never Sleeps）。摘自：維基百科
15 DiscussionWhat do you think about high life and low life? Is it classified by wealth or by anything else?People who live in the same places have quite different lifestyles, what can we do to make it better instead of ignoring them?“A friend in need is a friend indeed.” Have you ever helped your friends when they have troubles?
16 補充 low life: 美式口語意義為社會底層人物、卑鄙的人、罪犯、惡人，又有下層社會生活或 是道德低的行為的意思。 相對的 high life: 指上流社會生活的意思摘自:yahoo奇摩知識
17 High life low life describe the different ways we live realistically High life low life describe the different ways we live realistically. And we should take this issue seriously--how to make the world a better place. Try to understand those people in need and help them if we can, even say some concerning words may make people warm.
19 Game time!! ˇ ˇ ˇ 1.Annie came across Nat on 42nd street. 2.Annie asked Nat to look for her daughter.3.Nat was a patrolman with the NYPD, and now he is a private investigator.4.Mrs. Whittaker is a rich widow who doesn’t like to social with people.5.Mrs. Whittaker had a delighted marriage with her husband.SonˇˇTerrible