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  • 时间:2019-01-12 来源:校园英语杂志社

    作者:张红旗
      I fully agree with Marie Cocco, “Let Children Be Children, Not Pilots or Hunters.” Families, schools and the whole society should take the responsibility for the meaningless death of the children and for the bad consequences that children may cause. I can safely conclude after finishing the article that the adults, who fail to stop the children from risking their lives doing things, are the real criminals. I think children are just children, they are too young to know what they are doing or what their doings will lead to; they are too young to be “pilots” or “hunters.” I think the adults and the society shouldn’t encourage children to do things beyond their practical experience and their ages; the grown-ups can’t take it for granted that children can achieve whatever they want to achieve while paying no attention to their actual ability.
      Marie sees things with a keen eye. In her editorial, Marie puts forward a sharp question—“who failed.”—Whose fault is it if a child loses his or her life by boarding a plane alone? Obviously,, it is not the children who failed even though they may lose their lives or hit an office building. Instead, it is their parents, their teachers and their friends who are to blame. If children can do things just like adults, they will not be called children. The noun “children” not only represents their age, but also refers to their vulnerable physical and psychological conditions. Children are far too young to know exactly what will happen when taking an adventure while the adults are old enough to know clearly what will be the consequence: probably, death is there waiting for the children. Parents and the society haven’t any excuse to defend themselves; they help bring about the death of the children and the loss of the public property.
      It is more shocking to know that a mother supports her daughter as young as seven-year old to pursue “what America stands for” than to know the girl Jessica Dubroff has become the youngest sacrifice instead of the youngest pilot by flying across the country. To my understanding, the adults are crazy. The mother, I think, is the real murderer. She kills her daughter. That she encourages her little daughter to fly is not different from helping her daughter commit suicide. I think she has the duty to prevent her daughter from taking that try. I believe one of the parents’ duties is to protect the life of the children and to instruct children’s behaviors since the children are not old enough to tell what they are able to do from what they are unable to do even after they try their best.