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LESSON 9: TAXIMAN'S STORY
Ferguie Solison 4 March 2011
Transcript of LESSON 9: TAXIMAN'S STORY
point out some social problems which people never though existed in an affluent country like Singapore
compare the plight of the Filipino youth with thta of Singaporean teenagers About the AUTHOR Catherine Lim (simplified Chinese: 林宝音; pinyin: Lín Bǎoyīn) is a best-selling Singaporean fiction author known for writing about Singapore society and of themes of traditional Chinese culture. Hailed as the "doyenne of Singapore writers", Lim has published nine collections of short stories, five novels, two poetry collections and numerous political commentaries to date. Her social commentary in 1994, titled The PAP and the people - A Great Affective Divide and published in The Straits Times criticised the ruling political party's agendas. SUMMARY This taximan is engaged in a rather one-sided conversation with his passenger, whom he adresses as 'madam'. The setting of the story: 'madam' is a teacher and is rushing for a meeting. So, the taximan goes on and on about how the younger generation of Singapore are being unfillial to their parents by stating that they have a school -related activity while in actual fact the child is off enoying themselves in the company of their 'European or American boyfriends', which the taximan claims are filthy rich. He also states a personal experience as evidence, with his daughther being the unfortunate culprit.
KEY LEARNING A SHORT STORY IS MORE COMMONLY SEEN AS REPRESENTATION OF "A SLICE OF LIFE". ITS PLOT IS LESS COMPLICATED THAN THAT OF A NOVEL
ASHORT STORY'S LENGTH ALLOW ITS READERS A GLIMPSE OF A SOCIAL REALITY OR LIFE'S TRUTH NOTES A. ON SHORT STORY A. On Short Story A Short Story is more commonly seen as a representation of "a slice of life". It has a less complicated plot than a novel. Elements of a Short Story 1. Plot A series of events that make up the story. These events are sometimes clustered together and are called episodes. These incidents flow in a sructure. Traditionally,these events are represented in five different point,namely: a) . exposition or introduction b). complication or rising action c). climax d). denouement or falling action e).conclusion 2. Conflict The reason why a story has form. It gives shape to hte story by providing it with tension. 3. Characters are the personalities in the story .These nare not only limited to human characters. Characters are classified in several ways the siuasefe