In The Pond Essay

2114 words - 8 pages

The story starts out at Dismount Fort, where the main character, Bin Shao talking with his wife, Meilan about why they deserved a apartment in the Worker's Park. You see, Bin works at the Harvest Fertilizer Plant and every year a couple of workers would be chosen to live at the Worker's Park. Day and night Bin was excited about whether he would be chosen. Meilan suggested that they try to bribe Secretary Liu and Director Ma in hope that they would give them a home, but Bin was too stubborn and decided not to spend any money them. Even though Bin was not a scholar, his handwriting was one's. Five years ago people had been amazed and remarked, "A beauty loves a scholar indeed." Although Meilan was not beautiful and Bin was not a true scholar, compared with him she was a better match, having several suitors. The day had finally come; the final list was posted on the notice board in front of the plant's entrance. Bin went there but didn't find his name among the lucky ones. He was furious and so were many others. In all the workshops angry voices were rising while those who were chosen turned silent at once. His mind was full, how was he going to tell Meilan the bad news? After work, he was cycling home on his bicycle absently. The moment he passed the railroad crossing near the northern end of the plant, he saw the Party secretary, Liu Shu. Bin caught up with him and got off his bicycle. He asked, "May I have a word with you, Secretary Liu?" Liu nodded and Bin asked, "Why didn't I get housing this time. Liu answered, "You are not alone, over a hundred comrades are still in line. Don't you know that?" Bin answered, " I've worked here for six years. Hou Nina has been here for only three years, but she got an apartment this time. Why? I cannot understand this." Lin told him bluntly, " That's a decision made by the Housing Committee. They believe she needs it more than you. Women and men are equal in our new society. You have a place to live now, but she has stayed with her folks in the village all these years. She needs her own place to get married. Her wedding has been put off twice; she can't remain single forever." Bin didn't say a word; instead he hopped on his bicycle, riding away without saying goodbye. He was still choking with anger, he knew that Liu had an apartment there, but this time he took a larger one. He kept on saying in his hide, "This is unfair, unfair!" At home Meilan blamed Bin for not giving Liu and Ma two bottles of Grain Sap. She said, "A few bottles of liquor are a small cost. How many times did I tell you? But you wouldn't listen." They decided that they would report the corrupt men. That night Bin drew a cartoon, he drew a dozen midget men and women, and two that he made resemble Liu and Ma. Behind them he drew a six-story building with broad balconies and tall windows, from which fluorescent rays were darting out. The drawing finished, Bin dipped a smaller brush in the ink, and then...

Find Another Essay On In The Pond

Witch of Blackbird Pond Summary Essay

753 words - 4 pages After her grandfather’s death in 1687, 16 year-old Kit feels that she must leave and sail to the only relatives she knows of, her uncle and aunt in Wethersfield, Connecticut. She desperately travels there on a ship called the Dolphin, where she meets a gentleman named Nat. She and Nat have a very playful relationship, Nat always has a mocking grin on his face and Kit occasionally flirts with him on the boat. When she arrives in Wethersfield

Field Journal Report in Grassy Pond

800 words - 4 pages My research site is located in Westford, Massachusetts off of Grassy Pond and the triangle of this pond is located between Nutting Road, Plain Road and Depot Street. My site located in Grassy Pond can be found by parking in the area off of Plain Road then continuing up the path until you see a broken down fence to your right. This is the site for my field journal. In my site I am mainly surrounded by trees. On one side there is a path

Walden and Henry David Thoreau All about Throeau's 2 years 2 months and 2 days at Walden Pond...

641 words - 3 pages visitors. Girls and boys and young women generally seemed glad to be in the woods. They looked in the pond and at the flowers, and improved their time."Walden by Henry David Thoreau is an important book for a high school student to read because it has important factors of life that may be needed now, or in you future. In this book, Thoreau explained many things, but I think the most important thing he explained were his chapters on Reading, Solitude

This project will seek to investigate two ponds of apparently different ecosystems in Auchlyne Estate and Whim Village.

2192 words - 9 pages Project TitleThis project will seek to investigate two ponds of apparently different ecosystems in Auchlyne Estate and Whim Village. By analyzing the number of organisms present and different parameters, it is hoped to garner conclusive data which will aid in the determination if in fact the specific ecology of each respective pond has an impact on the life present there. Purposes of ProjectTo determine, compare and contrast the environmental

Snowshoe Tracks

1763 words - 7 pages by the flickering fireside in our cozy log cabin, last night. Remembering to turn right at the first fork in the brook ahead of me, a mile up the stream, I spot Long Pond. Long Pond is approximately a half mile long, containing a small island located half way across it. The stream continues, but I turn right at the second fork.     I come to Horseshoe Pond, within a mile from the second fork. It looks more like the outline of a

In the story "The Horse Dealers Daughter", the author D.

650 words - 3 pages seemed so intent and remote, it was like looking into another world. Some mystical element was touched in him."(591) I feel that Dr. Ferguson seen himself in Mabel for the very first time. The doctor never looked at Mabel in this type of way until this very moment. It was at this point where Lawrence changed course toward the direction of a love story.After Mabel visited the cemetery, she proceeded towards the deep pond below Old meadow. The

The Colorful Gathering

781 words - 3 pages unique look. The CG is a depiction of koi in Schwartz’s garden pond having an afternoon meal. The CG is a simple looking painting; however, it represents the competitive struggle for survival faced by all creatures by using setting and color. First, the setting of the piece the CG is incredibly important to the message of the painting. The scene takes place within Schwartz’s koi pond. Ponds normally represent beauty, peace, and calm. However

Summary of Thoreau

1191 words - 5 pages Synopsis Economy: This is the first chapter and also the longest by far. Thoreau begins by outlining his project: a two-year and two-month stay at a crude cabin in the woods near Walden Pond. He does this, he says, in order to illustrate the spiritual benefits of a simplified lifestyle. He easily supplies the four necessities of life (food, shelter, clothing, and fuel). He meticulously records his expenditures and earnings, demonstrating his

The Frog and the Kookaburra

961 words - 4 pages able to have such a long tongue that you catch flies with, dear frog. You wouldn’t be able to hide it in a small beak like mine.” the kookaburra replied.Day by day, the frog would ask a different question, much like the one above, and the kookaburra would give a smart, wise answer.On one cold, wet winter’s morning the frog jumped out from its pond. As always the kookaburra flew down from its nest next to the frog.“Good

Famous Japanese Gardens

515 words - 2 pages ”. While entering the entrance, there is a large lawn with paths in crisscross manure and a tea house for occasions. The garden consists of small shrines, waterfalls, mini maple forest, greenhouse with orchids and cacti and a pond. • Kenrokuen Garden: This garden is also regarded as one of the three most wonderful Japanese gardens. It is spread over 25 acres of landscape. It consists of waterfalls, flowers, trees and ponds and located in Kanazawa

Effects of Salted Liver on Planaria (Zoology Experiment)

783 words - 3 pages approximately one half inch in length. Forty-four individual planaria were collected carefully using a wet one-inch paintbrush then transferred to a petri dish filled with pond water. Since chlorine and fluorine are found in tap water, and are hazardous to planarians, pond water was used throughout the experiment as a medium for the animals. (Jonathan) I then set up a controlled experiment where a pea-sized slice of unsalted raw liver was placed to the

Similar Essays

Norman's Interpersonal Communication In The Movie, On Golden Pond

2888 words - 12 pages Norman's Interpersonal Communication in the Movie, On Golden Pond EXAMPLE The movie On Golden Pond is a fantastic vehicle with which to consider six facets of interpersonal communication. The main character of the movie, Norman, provides for a multifaceted study in relationships, both with his "self" and with others. I have chosen to focus this paper on several aspects of Norman's interpersonal communication. On Golden

The Meadow Pond Essay

797 words - 3 pages A short walk to Meadow Pond: following the stone wall up the dirt road, FOR SALE sign next to an empty house with a clear-cut yard. Struggling to escape the perpetual thoughts that always seem to pull me in – where do we go from here? – a golden smile in the afternoon sunlight – branded to my mind like a red hot iron, trying to dismiss them. Looking up at the road ahead of me, I smile – only thoughts. The cold air hits the skin of my face and I

On Golden Pond Essay

1418 words - 6 pages On Golden PondAlexandra HermanDevelopmental PsychologyDecember 1, 2013Mark Rydell's "On Golden Pond" is a drama that emphasizes the stages people of various ages endures. Utilizing Erik Erikson's Psychosocial Stages as learned in class, each of the main characters can be placed within a stage and their age-related crises analyzed. The film being so close to a family's life, it becomes relatable to the audience, prompting personal reactions as

Bob's Lake Or Grand Pond? Essay

528 words - 2 pages Bob's Lake or Grand Pond? Who has ever said, "I'm going to the lake" when they were actually going to a pond? Or who has said, "I'm going to the pond" when they were actually going to a lake? Those of us who have made this mistake do not take the time to actually think of where we are going. We just figure that because they are both bodies of water, they have marine life and a person can drown in them that they are one in the same