Schmidt & Marat


     What I am taking at a university is not an ordinary English conversation or grammer class but is a kind of psychology class. In the class, students watch movies and study about the characters psychologically. Now we are watching About Schmidt, which is a story of a retired man acted by Jack Nicholson in 2002.

    Yesterday our teacher told us an interesting fact. Look at these pictures! One is from the movie, Warren (Jack Nicholson), the hero of the story is sleeping in the bathtub. And another one is a painting entitled The Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David in 1793, which is one of the famous scene of the French Revolution.

     Interestingly the both of men are in the middle of writing to someone. Warren (left) is alive but Marat (right) is dead… 


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