Since I am from China, I would love to introduce some films which can depict wide Chinese social phenomenons with characters.  And this idea lead me to choose Finding Mr. Right / Anchoring in Seattle. In this movie, the main actress is a mistress of a wealthy corrupt officials.

It is a complicated actress, on the grounds that she resigned from magazine editor for her truelove in heart, but her position for the society is unacceptable.  In China, giving birth to a baby is also complicated, and the pregnant woman needs marriage certificate as necessary step, or her child can never live as a citizenship. So she fled to the US when she had six months of pregnancy with tourist VISA.When the movie is played here, the female starring has always shown a slut gesture – do not respect people and can do anything for money.

But when the film she came to a foreign country experienced a lot of hardships, her boyfriend (married corrupt officials) is not sincere to her. Because in addition to her spent too much money or with other men together, her boyfriend would never contact with her. And this time, she talked to her driver. She said: “She knows she looks very shameless, but she never wants herself to be this way for the jerk she loves, and all the reason why she acts so bitchy is that she wants to give her child a better environment, or she will not come to the United States; Will quit high – paying jobs.When the movie played here, I as the audience, the hearts of different flavors. In the subsequent film plot, she showed her the other aspects of the audience. People love and hate for her with her countless choices .

The background of the film is under the tragedy of an unethical female and legal loophole, but the film is presented in a happy tone. The role of the heroine is difficult to evaluate: she is a third party in the feelings; she is a good mother; she helped her hate people; she can always admit mistakes …

Thousands of readers a thousand Hamlet. So I recommend this film with this controversial female role for everyone.

April 19th In-class writing

Yarly

Verb tense

#1:

Original version:

For a long time,  my stepson, Jonathan, was unhappy to have me as part of his family, for he resents  that he didn’t have both biological parents at home. I try to get to know him better, but he would complain  that I invade his privacy. As a new corner, I understood that our relationship will require effort from both of us. It is not enough that I was friendly. Jonathan also has to want us to be friends, and I was not happy with the two of us being strangers, but I can wait for him to feel more comfortable around me.

Fixed version:

For a long time,  my stepson, Jonathan, was unhappy to have me as part of his family. For he resented  that he didn’t have both biological parents at home. I tried to get to know him better, but he would complain  that I invade his privacy. As a new corner, I understood that our relationship would require effort from both of us. I was not friendly enough for us. Jonathan also had to want us to be friends, and I was not happy with the two of us being strangers, but I could wait for him to feel more comfortable around me.

 

#2

Original version:

Anne Marie collects antique bottles and loved to turn them into works of art. She will buy bottles if she liked them, but she prefers to find them in the ground. She will find bottles everywhere, but she picked them selectively. However, she has the best lick at construction sites on old farmland, where she spent most of her time. Often, bottles appeared on the surface after a good rain, but they disappear very soon. She will use special tools for excavating bottles, including a set of brushes. She did not want to break the bottles as she removes them from the ground. After finding a new bottle, Anne Marie will add it to her display case and hung out the wall as an artistic piece (Mangelsdorf, 2013,P.411)

Fixed version:

Anne Marie collected antique bottles and loved to turn them into works of art. She would buy bottles if she liked them, but she preferred to find them in the ground. She would find bottles everywhere, but she picked them selectively. However, she had the best lick at construction sites on old farmland, where she spent most of her time. Often, bottles appeared on the surface after a good rain, but they disappeared very soon. She would use special tools for excavating bottles, including a set of brushes. She did not want to break the bottles as she removed them from the ground. After finding a new bottle, Anne Marie would add it to her display case and hung out the wall as an artistic piece (Mangelsdorf, 2013,P.411)

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Go to the Dogs:decline

Take the Bull by the Horns: not afraid and brave

Let the cat out of the Bag: maybe as same as water under bridge?

For the Birds: not suitable

Horse Around:hung out?