June 8, 2019
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster （ 〜 63 ）
At breakfast next morning Lucy took decisive action. Yesterday had been a muddle---queer and odd. Since she could not unravel the tangle, she must take care not to re-enter it.
““Mr. Eager! Why, how nice! What a pleasant surprise! ” said Miss Bartlett.
An invitation from the chaplain was something to be proud of.
しかし牧師は会話の中で前日の殺人事件に言及し、またEmmerson 親子の噂話から挙句の果てはGeorge の、妻に対する殺害までも言及する。
This successful morning left no pleasant impressions on Lucy.
Lucy, elegantly dressed in white, sat erect and nervous amid these explosive ingredients. She looked on the expedition as the work of Fate.
In an open manner George had shown that he wished to continue their intimacy. She had refused, not because she disliked him, but because she did not know what had happened, and suspected that he did know. And this frightened her.
The view was forming at last; she could discern the river, the golden plain, other hills.
At the same moment the ground gave way, and with a cry she fell out of the wood. Light and beauty enveloped her. She had fallen onto a little open terrace, which was covered with violets from end to end.
George had turned at the sound of her arrival. For a moment he contemplated her, as one who had fallen out of heaven. He saw radiant joy in her face, he saw the flowers beat against her dress in blue waves. He stepped quickly forward and kissed her.
Before she could speak, almost before she could feel, the silence of life had been broken by the voice of Miss Bartlett, who stood brown against the view.
There have happened some heinous affairs recently, such as one of the cases that a man ,who had lived in seclusion, stabbed the people at the bus stop to death .
Today, the problems of seclusion have been close-up because seclusion ranges from the old to the young. The Age of INTERNET has broaden the world to humans. Men can get any information or data from the world if you want to. INTERNET seems to link the people all over the world like a web. But because the function of it can be controlled by a man alone, it could happen to sever the community; it means we can accomplish all completely without any communications with others. Because of the characters of addiction and self completeness of INTERNET, without knowing it, we tend to live alone, in seclusion.
Stressfulness, solitude and many crimes in the competitive world seem to offer chances to the happy medicine prescribed from the doctor and the coddling of the American mind , just same as in Japan.
Steve Job’s Speech was viewed on line.
７月１３日（土） 総研ビル８F 第１０会議室
講読クラスは休講で、希望者は１２時４０分から“A Room with A View”のDVDを鑑賞。Oral Class は平常通り１４時４５分から。
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