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GRE Test Review
Arranger: Yeejoy Lee
Claim: The best way to understand the character of a society is to examine the character of the men and women that the society chooses as its heroes or its role models.
Reason: Heroes and role models reveal a society's highest ideals.
The intensive media coverage makes it easier for the public to realize that all living creatures, be it somebody or nobody, have their greatness and shortcomings as well. Via the Internet, such news will go viral as love affairs of a great sports player who has won 60 or more gold medals and a masterpiece of a constructor who has no access to even high school education. Therefore, people are getting accustomed to seeing the ups and downs, the feats and failures of the ordinary people or the famous ones, which keeps them from regarding each other as a hero.
A real hero reflects the mainstreams, the value and concerns of the public and the society as a whole. Despite the fact that the coverage of media alters the attitudes quickly or even controls what the people like and dislike, it is still possible for someone to become a hero in many people’s minds. For example, people still think highly of those who try to help people in need, which makes the stranger who jumps into the river to save a girl leave a deep impression on the public. To the girl having been saved, the stranger is her hero, because she finally realizes how much her life weighs.
excessive use of the Internet
be it … or …
blur the bottom line
be accustomed to doing
think highly of
leave a deep impression on
If a goal is worthy, then any means taken to attain it are justifiable.
Without an accurate and worthy objective, it is hard for people to take actions.
However, some approaches violate the social standard.
Cheat in the exam
Exploit the environment
The following appeared in a letter to the school board in the town of Centerville.
"All students should be required to take the driver's education course at Centerville High School. In the past two years, several accidents in and around Centerville have involved teenage drivers. Since a number of parents in Centerville have complained that they are too busy to teach their teenagers to drive, some other instruction is necessary to ensure that these teenagers are safe drivers. Although there are two driving schools in Centerville, parents on a tight budget cannot afford to pay for driving instruction. Therefore an effective and mandatory program sponsored by the high school is the only solution to this serious problem."