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英语经典美文诵读100篇第十四篇——大城市的诱惑

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  你为什么远离家乡去大都市打拼?为什么远离双亲独自远走他乡?其实,很多人去大都市都是为了自己的梦想和前途。不过,是否有人觉得自己的家乡枯燥乏味呢?今天,小编给大家带来的是当中的第十四篇文章——大城市的诱惑。我们一起来朗读这篇,看看大城市到底有什么诱惑吧!
  Why are so many people so anxious to get away fromthe small town or village where they brought up,and tomake for the big cities? They usually describe theirhometown as "boring" or "dead",or the harshestcriticism of all as"provincial". [http://bbs.enbus.cn 英语论坛]

  If we examine the question from a distance, as if wewere viewing the whole country from a long wayoff,westart to get a clue about what it is that lures usinto the big cities. [www.enbus.cn 免费英语学习网站]

  The main point to notice about big cities is that they are big: there are a lot of people,and there area lot of things going on. If you look down on a city, literally from a great distance,from an airplane atnight, you will be struck by the incredible brightness of a city:there are so many lights that youcannot help feeling that all the bright things of life are down there waiting for you.But a feeling ofdisappointment will set in shortly after you land,because you will discover as you drive into the citycenter from theairport that the lights are just that:lights, miles and miles of street lights and neonsigns.They are notin themselves sources of joy and happiness: city lights are not friendly, they aremerely lights.In fact, the effect will probably be to make you feel lonely and isolated. [www.enbus.cn 免费英语学习网站]

  And yet the city lures us, because it is not provincial like the dead little town we have left behindus.“Provincial” is in fact our way of describing not the town but the attitude of the people. In ourlittletown,we know (or think we know) everybody. And what we know about them is that they donot want to go anywhere,or to do anything outside to normal routine of their everyday lives. Unlikeus, they have no sense ofadventure,no longing for new experiences or new horizons.

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  So we look down on them, pity or despise them, pack our bags, and make for the big world whichwe know is out there,where the bright lights are. Then a curious thing happens. We find a job, makea small circle offriends and acquaintances,and move into some cramped accommodation. Gradually we get to know our section of the city, its shops and its people,and for a while, we beginto feel at home. It is small enough, our part of the city, for us not to feel lost or anonymous.We, ineffect, create another little village for ourselves within the big city.The ultimate irony comes whenwe rent a television set so that we can stay in atnightand watch exactly the same programs thatour despised country cousins watch.Soon we too become “provincial”, and others who live roundus will be glad to get up and leave us behind.
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  为什么那么多人那么急切地想离开自己从小长大的小城镇或村庄,而奔向大都市呢?他们常称自己的家乡“枯燥乏味”,或者"死气沉沉”,甚或最为刺耳地评判为“偏狭”。

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  假如我们从更高的层面来审视这个问题,就像我们远距离地一览整个国家一样,我们就会对到底是什么诱使我们到大城市来这个问题有一点线索了。大城市值得注意的主要一点就是 “大”:人口众多,发生的亊情也多。假如你确实从一个很远的距离——如夜晚航行的飞机上——俯视一座城市,你会被一座城市难以置信的明亮所打动:那么多的灯光,以至于你会情不自禁地感觉五彩缤纷的生活正在那里等着你。然而,一旦你乘坐的飞机着陆,一股失望之情便会油然而生,因为当你驱车从机场驶向市中心的时候,你会发现那种光亮不过是绵延几英里的路灯和霓虹灯招牌。它们本身并非快乐与幸福的源泉:城市之光并不友善,它们仅仅是灯光而已。亊实上,其灯光效果很可能还 会让你感觉到孤独与落寞。 [http://bbs.enbus.cn 英语论坛]

  然而,大城市依旧诱惑着我们,因为它们不像我们背弃的那个死气沉沉的小城镇那样偏狭。实际上,“偏狭”一词是我们用来描述人们态度的方式而非城镇本身。在我们的小城镇,我们认识(或者我们以为认识)那里的每一个人。我们对他们的了解就是:他们不想到任何地方去,或者不想做任何与他们的日常生话相距甚远的事情。不像我们,他们没有冒险意识,没有寻求新体验或者新视野的渴望。 [http://bbs.enbus.cn 英语论坛]

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