love heals humanity, humanity heals the world -- book reprot of the casual vacancy sukhvinder. terri impresses me a lot. at first like many ruthless characters in
the book, i do not perceive her as an alive human with feelings. “a drugster”, i
hear a voice saying so in my heart, not realizing she does not do so (taking drugs,
not caring her own children, saying yes to others all the time) because of her own
willingness, it’s because she has been left barely no choice. few of us shares her
experience: being insulted and assaulted by her own father, being abandoned and kicked
out like rubbish by her own relatives even those who promised to help, having no people
to turn to when feeling painful, cold and sad. people willing to help, granting her the courage to face difficulties.英语三班
的女声有力的打着节拍：when the sun shines, we’ll shine together. told you ill be
here forever. said ill always be a friend. took an oath i’ll stick it out till the
我们如何改变我们的无动于衷，去避免类似的悲剧发生？篇三：《偶发空缺》读后感 a book
report of the casual vacancy unforgivable indifference—a book report of the casual vacancy by j. k. rowling 刘策 midarroh
class 1103the casual vacancy is a 2012 novel written by british writer j. k. rowling. the
book was published worldwide by the little, brown book group. it was rowling‘s first
publication since the harry potter series, her first apart from that series and her
first novel for adult readership. the novel was the fastest-selling in the united
kingdom in three years.the novel is set in a suburban west country town called pagford and begins with
the death of beloved parish councillor barry fairbrother. subsequently, a seat on
the council is vacant and a conflict ensues before the election for his successor
takes place. factions develop, particularly concerning whether to dissociate with
a local council estate, ―the fields‖, with which barry supported an alliance.
however, those running for a place soon find their darkest secrets revealed on the
parish council online forum, ruining their campaign and leaving the election in
death of krystal weedonas the casual vacancy happens, the fate of the fields and also bellchapel, the
clinic through which terri gets free methadone for her rehabilitation, falls in
uncertainty. if the clinic is closed, then terri can‘t make it, and she will lose the custody of robbie, which krystal
tries her best to avoid due to her intense love for him.unforgivable indifferencewhy not kill all heroin addicts? why not kill all prostitutes? why not kill all criminals of any kind? why not kill all gay people?why not kill all those with contagious diseases? why not? they are messing the world! they are breaking the harmonious uniformity!
they are overwhelming the children!don’t you think those depraved addicts themselves are marijuanas to society?don’t you think those prostitutes serve as the intermedium of venereal diseases
and profane human nature?don’t you think those criminals are like pests disturbing civilians’ peaceful
don’t you think those gay people are disgusting and they are so shameless to
make aids everywhere?
don’t you think those sick people are threatening the health of normal people?then, why not kill them all?my apologies that i have to begin with this rubbish. i know that these words are
actually too extreme to be uttered, and people don‘t say them at all in real life.
however, this rubbish of thinking roots in many people‘s subconscious.(please read: appendix i: )from the excerpt we can get that those councillors except dr. parminder merely
focus on the defects of the fields and bellchapel, debating fiercely for excluding
those vulgar low-class folks from their peaceful town forever. they don‘t want extra
trouble and responsibility to help them out of poverty. they refuse to change and
accept, holding that their rights of pursuing a placid and stable life cannot be
challenged and that any deed attempting to make them accept new things is supposed
to be illegal. they are too conservative and conservation always results in ignorance
and ignorance always sparks indifference.actually, this indifference to lives of the minority sometimes trigger their
hatred towards society and (further) erosion of mind. people may say that to those
addicts, gays, or patients with incurable diseases, the crime rate is higher than
the average and many of them have psychological problems. but the thing is, does the
mere attention to these unfavorable phenomena actually assist in switching them into
favorable ones? from this point, punishments out of selfishness and ignorance are
absolutely not enough.
a great man always has insight into miseries of the less and the mess.when something inhumane happens, we are supposed to not only condemn and punish
the culprits but reflect why this happens and how to prevent future occurrences, and
to do the latter, we have to explore the culprits‘ daily life and investigate the
causes of their twisted personality. this indifference is unforgivable.conclusion
references (url) (appendix ii: ) appendix i
excerpt from part four, viii―......
?i don‘t know how many people saw barry‘s article in the gazette,‘ said parminder.
every face was turned towards her, and she tried not to think about the anonymous
post or the journalist sitting behind her. ?i thought it made the arguments for keeping
the fields part of pagford very well.‘ parminder saw shirley, who was writing busily, give her pen a tiny smile.?by telling us the likes of krystal weedon benefit?‘ said an elderly woman called
betty, from the end of the table. parminder had always detested her.?i remember,‘ said betty, ?when krystal weedon pushed another child into the
river on a nature walk.‘?no, she didn‘t,‘ said parminder angrily, ?my daughter was there – that was
two boys who were fighting – anyway—‘ ?i heard it was krystal weedon,‘ said betty. ?you heard wrong,‘ said parminder, except that she did not say it, she shouted
they were shocked. she had shocked herself. the echo hummed off the old walls.
parminder could barely swallow; she kept her head down, staring at the agenda, and
heard john‘s voice from a long way off. ?barry would‘ve done better to talk about himself, not that girl. he got a lot
out of st thomas‘s.‘?trouble is, for every barry,‘ said another woman, ?you get a load of yobs.
?they‘re yarvil people, bottom line,‘ said a man, ?they belong to yarvil.
?that‘s not true,‘ said parminder, keeping her voice deliberately low, but they
all fell silent to listen to her, waiting for her to shout again. ?it‘s simply not
true. look at the weedons. that was the whole point of barry‘s article. they were
a pagford family going back years, but—‘ ?they moved to yarvil!‘ said betty. ?there was no housing here,‘ said parminder, fighting her own temper, ?none of
you wanted a new development on the outskirts of town.‘?you weren‘t here, i‘m sorry,‘ said betty, pink in the face, looking
ostentatiously away from parminder. ?you don‘t know the history.‘ ?shall we have a show of hands?‘ howard shouted down the table, and silence fell
again. ?those in favour of telling the district council that pagford will be happy
for the parish boundary to be redrawn, to take the fields out of our jurisdiction?
‘parminder‘s fists were clenched in her lap and the nails of both her hands were
embedded in their palms. there was a rustle of sleeves all around her. ?excellent!‘ said howard, and the jubilation in his voice rang triumphantly from
the rafters. ?well, i‘ll draft something with tony and helen and we‘ll send it round
for everyone to see, and we‘ll get it off. excellent!‘a couple of councillors clapped. parminder‘s vision blurred and she blinked
hard. ...... ...... ?? and one of the projects we‘ve got to look at is bellchapel,‘ said aubrey. ?i
thought i‘d have a word, because, as you all know, it‘s the parish that owns the
?—and the lease is almost up,‘ said howard. ?that‘s right.‘ ?but nobody else is interested in that old place, are they?‘ asked a retired
accountant from the end of the table. ?it‘s in a bad state, from what i‘ve heard.
?that‘s not the point at all,‘ said parminder, cutting across him. ?it isn
‘t the parish council‘s job to decide whether or not the clinic‘s doing a good
job. we don‘t fund their work. they‘re not our responsibility.‘ ?but we own the building,‘ said howard, still smiling, still polite, ?so i think
it‘s natural for us to want to consider—‘?if we‘re going to look at information on the clinic‘s work, i think it‘s very
important that we get a balanced picture,‘ said parminder.?i‘m terribly sorry,‘ said shirley, blinking down the table at parminder, ?but
could you try not to interrupt the chair, dr jawanda? it‘s awfully difficult to take
notes if people talk over other people. and now i‘ve interrupted,‘ she added with
a smile. ?sorry!‘
?i presume the parish wants to keep getting revenue from the building,‘ said
parminder, ignoring shirley. ?and we have no other potential tenant lined up, as far
as i know. so i‘m wondering why we are even considering terminating the clinic
?they don‘t cure them,‘ said betty. ?they just give them more drugs. i‘d be
very happy to see them out.‘?we‘re having to make some very difficult decisions at district council level,
‘ said aubrey fawley. ?the government‘s looking for more than a billion in savings
from local government. we cannot continue to provide services the way we have done.
that‘s the reality.‘parminder hated the way that her fellow councillors acted around aubrey, drinking
in his deep
modulated voice, nodding gently as he talked. she was well aware that
some of them called her ?bends-your-ear‘.
Love Heals Humanity, Humanity Heals The World
-- Book Reprot of The Casual Vacancy
During the process of reading, at first I thought the proportion between invest and output was not appropriate. For the first two chapters, I found myself reading very slowly and can only grasp the main clue, having no clear idea about the detailed description. The complicated relationship among characters were also killing me. Gradually, after getting used to it, the whole story became more than attractive. Finishing it became my inner impulse instead of a required task.
This is a book about humanity. J.K.Rowling intends to portray various people and family. Except for several supporting roles, most of the characters in the book are complex. They are not simply good or bad as we get used to, they are human. Their individualities are shaped by their experience, their surroundings, their belief etc.. No one is born to be inferior, no matter where he is born and raised, Pagford or Yarvil or Fields; no matter he is black or white, rich or poor, everybody has his own story as long as you want to listen to it patiently with respect.
Regarding people in Fields as lazy, rude and foolish is totally wrong. From the book, we can see they are nothing but people having been deeply hurt, miserably unaided and having no accompanier to let them know they are also being treasured and loved. When I write down this line, I’m thinking about Krystal Weedon, her mother Terri and
Sukhvinder. Terri impresses me a lot. At first like many ruthless characters in the book, I do not perceive her as an alive human with feelings. “A drugster”, I hear a voice saying so in my heart, not realizing she does not do so (taking drugs, not caring her own children, saying yes to others all the time) because of her own willingness, it’s because she has been left barely no choice. Few of us shares her experience: being insulted and assaulted by her own father, being abandoned and kicked out like rubbish by her own relatives even those who promised to help, having no people to turn to when feeling painful, cold and sad.
Actually before grandma felt disappointed Terri had chance to live peacefully with her, but I belive she did not mean to blew it away--she was just too desperate to make rational choices. Sex and drugs can bring happiness, so let it be. She has seen so many, if not all, important people turned their back to her, making she feels frustrated towards this world as well as herself. Saying “F”words to strangers and “Yes”to her acquaintance who accompany her no matter what kind of companion it is--asking her to hide large amount of drugs, having sex with her sort of forcedly. But that does not mean she is incorrigible. The best cure is warmth and love. The appearance of Kay kindles her hope for life. Not because she does how great things, just due to her kind attitude and willingness to listen and help. Although these are trifles not worth mentioning in our eyes, they do matter for her, assuring her that there are
people willing to help, granting her the courage to face difficulties.
For that short two weeks or so, she behaves herself. She fights against herself to beat the lure of drugs, makes sure Robbie is in clean clothes and goes to kindergarten as required, tries to play the role of a good mother, which is a totally unfamiliar concept. But she tries to, just because of the feeling of being cared. Her house becomes tidy, her children become happy, her life becomes full of sunshine. How amazing the power of love can be. It’s the gift for humanity. Suppose what the world will be like if everyone feels the same way! No criminals, no drugsters, no pains and sufferings, this is exactly what every government and every policy aims to reach.
I believe Rowling intends to unveil the way things really works--through love, relationship and humanity. All the chaos and wrongdoings are coming from misunderstanding and biased interpretation. We can see this through the whole book. The relationship between lovers, within family, among strangers pushes massive decision-making and community-constructing. What matters is love. If everyone knows themselves is being loved, what a blessed world it will be.
昨天中午，一个星期的阅读历程终于结束的时候，耳机里传来蕾哈娜的umbrella，醇厚的女声有力的打着节拍：When the sun shines, we’ll shine together. Told you I'll be here forever. Said I'll always be a friend. Took an oath I’ll stick it out till the end. 看着最后一页，在教堂里大家又开始合唱这首歌，眼泪终于不受控制的滑落，我没有嚎啕大哭，只是格外的心酸，在我合上封底的时候，我又迫不及待地翻开了第一页，这本书，读一遍显然不够。