An Invisible Island This passage brings forward the title “An Invisible Island” and from this title, the readers will have a question in mind at first, which is what the invisible island is.
And the first sentence gives us the answer, “Islands can be regarded as something thrust up into recent time out of a primordial”. And from this sentence, we can guess that the islands in this passage mean the change from one situation to another better one. And in detail, the human changes from the primordial society to a modern society. Then another question is coming—what is the island exactly?The author doesn’t give the answer to us right away, instead he introduces us what the island works, or the function of the island:” Islands are also places of extremes. They frequently produce opposites.”But if you think we have known what the island is, you will make a wrong choice. In fact, the writer also changes his topic in the third paragraph:” In some such way man arose upon an island—not on a visible oceanic island but in some hidden forest meadow.”And then, we come back to our primary argument: what is the island. The island is not touchable, but invisible. Then, other questions come to our mind: is the island our sprite?How can it form? And why does it separate our time “out of a primordial”? The author gives the answers to us in the next paragraphs, which prove the author is very strict and this passage is quite logical. And from the next paragraphs, we can learn that the invisible island the writer
mentions is our languages. Like the author said in the passage, “the island was based on man’s most tremendous tool—the word.”And “in our day this phantom island has embraced the planet, a world from which man has begun to eye the farther stars. Going to the Movies In general, this passage is separated into four parts: the first three parts talk about the experience that I go to the movies with my three different ex-boyfriends, and the last parts, however, tell us the feeling that I watch the movies alone. In fact, Idon’t think I have seized the main idea of the passage, but I think maybe this is the charm of essay—the feeling of the author in the passage is the most important thing, which worth us to understand with our heart and mind. In fact, I watched with a girl who I love very much, and I think in that situation, which movie is not quite important, although I searched all kinds of information before that so-call date. And my mood is not change with the plots of movie, instead with her. Considering my own experience, I understand the author’s feeling better; this passage is not for marking the lost movies, instead, the lost youth and love. Whether you think I’m right or not, this is what I feel after reading this passage.The movies in this passage is not movies, it is the clue of the passage. Different ex-boyfriends like different movies, and have different actions while watching movies. And different movies stand for different experience and different memorize, regardless of it is
sweet or bitter. In the last paragraph, the author writes the experience that I went to the movies alone, and in that paragraph, she expresses her positive emotion. I think the author wants to tell us that although she watches the movies alone, but the decisive choice is made by yourselves, and your attitude decides your feeling and mind eventually. On Golden Pond At first, I want to say that this movie has a happy ending. The title of the movie is On Golden Pond, which means this story happens on golden pond, and also means this story have a good ending, like I have said.The main idea is as follows: Old Mrs. Easel and her husband Norman leave the noisy city life to the previous life house, which is located in the pond of the cabin, to begin their new life. Nearly seventy years Easel is still full of enthusiasm for life, but differently, Norman is the opposite, depression, cantankerous. The beautiful scenery and the wife will take care of that did not let Norman get rid of the old to panic. Heart trouble let Norman filled with the terror of death.But Norman’s grandson changes his life. Accidently, Norman’s grandson Billy have to live with Norman and Easel for months, and living with Billy lets Norman feel the life is wonderful, and lets he know that Chelsea is still very important in his heart. And finally, a bad-relationship father and daughter shake hands with each other. And this movie ends up with a hug between father and daughter.