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1 The Man With The Scar 陈雪灵

2 The Man With The Scar Retelling Maugham’s experience Reflection

3 Summary of the story Description –broad, red and crescent-shaped scar –ordinary lottery tickets seller –small and undistinguished features Past glory –revolutionary general –sentenced to be shot

4 Summary of the story Say good-bye to his wife –“she was in black, with a veil over her hair, and her face was dead white” –kissed and stabbed A noble gesture –released from execution –had nothing to do with the scar

5  Guatemala city in Central America  Underlining the local coloring of the place Qué tal? Gracias. Hasta Luego. Bueno. Spanish 怎么样? 谢谢。 再见。 好。

6 Maugham’s life  All of these experiences were reflected in many of his stories and novels.

7 Love! Love? Noble! Noble? “I loved her.” –free her from grief and sorrow –Loyalty “It was a noble gesture” –loyalty –bravery egoism and selfishness

8 Maugham’s love life With woman –Syrie Wellcome –Divorced With men –Gerald Haxton –Alan Searle

9 Maugham’s love life "I have most loved people who cared little or nothing for me and when people have loved me I have been embarrassed... In order not to hurt their feelings, I have often acted a passion I did not feel.” Heterosexuality –Written in water

10 Never judge a book by its cover The scar –impressive –caused by a bottle of ginger ale The man with the scar –ordinary lottery tickets seller –past story was out the ordinary

11 Thank You! 陈雪灵


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