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The Blind Side(2009)「Chapter Twenty-Two」

Michaelの努力に先生も理解を示し、成績も上昇しています。
フットボール奨学金までもうひと頑張りのMichaelです。

The Blind Side Chapter Twenty-Two

しかし、どうしても成績があがらない科目があります。
EnglishのReadingかWrithingのようですが、挽回するには、学年末の小論文でがんばるしかないということになりました。
何について書いたら良いのか決まらないMichaelに、Seanは、「The Charge of the Light Brigade」の詩を教えるのでした。
The Blind Side

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Subtitle ch.1 from The Blind Side

All the other teachers are on board.
ɔl ði ˈʌðər ˈtiʧɜrz ɑr ɑn bɔrd. 
I don't know what your problem is.
aɪ doʊnt noʊ wʌt jʊər ˈprɑbləm ɪz. 
I'm sorry.
aɪm ˈsɑri. 
I will not give a student a grade he or she doesn't deserve.
aɪ wɪl nɑt gɪv ə ˈstudənt ə greɪd hi ɔr ʃi ˈdʌzənt dɪˈzɜrv. 
Well, Michael needs a B.
wɛl, ˈmaɪkəl nidz ə bi. 
What does he have to do to deserve that?
wʌt dʌz hi hæv tu du tu dɪˈzɜrv ðæt? 
Right now Michael is doing C minus,D plus work.
raɪt naʊ ˈmaɪkəl ɪz ˈduɪŋ si ˈmaɪnəs,di plʌs wɜrk. 
His best chance at improvement is the written essay at the end of the year.
hɪz bɛst ʧæns æt ɪmˈpruvmənt ɪz ðə ˈrɪtən ˈɛˌseɪ æt ði ɛnd ʌv ðə jɪr. 
It counts a third of the grade.
ɪt kaʊnts ə θɜrd ʌv ðə greɪd. 
Well that's it. We're sunk.
wɛl ðæts ɪt. wir sʌŋk. 
Why don't you write about 'Great Expectations'?
waɪ doʊnt ju raɪt əˈbaʊt greɪt ˌɛkspɛkˈteɪʃənz? 
You're a lot like Pip.
jʊr ə lɑt laɪk pɪp. 
I mean he was poor, he was an orphan and someone kind of found him.
aɪ min hi wʌz pur, hi wʌz ən ˈɔrfən ænd ˈsʌmˌwʌn kaɪnd ʌv faʊnd hɪm. 
You should be able to relate to that.
ju ʃʊd bi ˈeɪbəl tu rɪˈleɪt tu ðæt. 
Fine, let's go through the reading list.
faɪn, lɛts goʊ θru ðə ˈrɛdɪŋ lɪst. 
But you're gonna have to pick one, Michael.
bʌt jʊr ˈgɑnə hæv tu pɪk wʌn, ˈmaɪkəl. 
'Pygmalion'...
ˌpɪgˈmeɪljən... 
'A Tale of Two Cities'.....
ə teɪl ʌv tu ˈsɪtiz..... 
The Charge of the Light Brigade'
ðə ʧɑrʤ ʌv ðə laɪt brəˈgeɪd 
Half a league, half a league, half a league onward'
hæf ə lig, hæf ə lig, hæf ə lig ˈɔnwɜrd 
I love that one.
aɪ lʌv ðæt wʌn. 
He loves it.
hi lʌvz ɪt. 
Why don't you do this? And I'll watch basketball.
waɪ doʊnt ju du ðɪs? ænd aɪl wɑʧ ˈbæskətˌbɔl. 
Okay.
ˌoʊˈkeɪ. 
All in the Valley of Death rode the six hundred.'
ɔl ɪn ðə ˈvæli ʌv dɛθ roʊd ðə sɪks ˈhʌndrəd.' 
They named LSU's stadium Death Valley because of this story.
ðeɪ neɪmd ɛl-ɛs-juz ˈsteɪdiəm dɛθ ˈvæli bɪˈkɔz ʌv ðɪs ˈstɔri. 
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, was writing about LSU-Ole Miss.
ˈælfrəd, lɔrd ˈtɛnɪsən, wʌz ˈraɪtɪŋ əˈbaʊt ɛl-ɛs-ju oʊl mɪs. 
You're kidding? No, It's a great story.
jʊr ˈkɪdɪŋ? noʊ, ɪts ə greɪt ˈstɔri. 
It's a poem!
ɪts ə ˈpoʊəm! 
'Forward the Light Brigade.'
ˈfɔrwɜrd ðə laɪt brəˈgeɪd.' 
It's like the offense.
ɪts laɪk ði əˈfɛns. 
Charge for the guns he said.'
ʧɑrʤ fɔr ðə gʌnz hi sɛd.' 
That's the end zone.
ðæts ði ɛnd zoʊn. 
'Into the Valley of Death rode the six hundred.'
ˈɪntu ðə ˈvæli ʌv dɛθ roʊd ðə sɪks ˈhʌndrəd.' 
'Forward the Light Brigade.
ˈfɔrwɜrd ðə laɪt brəˈgeɪd. 
Was there a man dismay'd?
wʌz ðeər ə mæn dɪˈsmeɪd? 
Not tho' the soldier knew someone had blundered.'
nɑt ðoʊ ðə ˈsoʊlʤər nu ˈsʌmˌwʌn hæd ˈblʌndɜrd.' 
Someone made a mistake?
ˈsʌmˌwʌn meɪd ə mɪsˈteɪk? 
Yeah, their leader, their coach.
jæ, ðɛr ˈlidər, ðɛr koʊʧ. 
But why would they go ahead if they knew he messed up?
bʌt waɪ wʊd ðeɪ goʊ əˈhɛd ɪf ðeɪ nu hi mɛst ʌp? 
'Theirs not to make reply, theirs not to reason why,
ðɛrz nɑt tu meɪk rɪˈplaɪ, ðɛrz nɑt tu ˈrizən waɪ, 
theirs but to do and die:
ðɛrz bʌt tu du ænd daɪ: 
Into the Valley of Death rode the six hundred.'
ˈɪntu ðə ˈvæli ʌv dɛθ roʊd ðə sɪks ˈhʌndrəd.' 
They're all gonna die, aren't they?
ðɛr ɔl ˈgɑnə daɪ, ˈɑrənt ðeɪ? 
Yeah.
jæ. 
That's really, really sad.
ðæts ˈrɪli, ˈrɪli sæd. 
I think you just found something to write about, Michael.
aɪ θɪŋk ju ʤʌst faʊnd ˈsʌmθɪŋ tu raɪt əˈbaʊt, ˈmaɪkəl. 
Courage is a hard thing to figure.
ˈkɜrəʤ ɪz ə hɑrd θɪŋ tu ˈfɪgjər. 
You can have courage based on a dumb idea or mistake,
ju kæn hæv ˈkɜrəʤ beɪst ɑn ə dʌm aɪˈdiə ɔr mɪsˈteɪk, 
but you're not supposed to question adults,
bʌt jʊr nɑt səˈpoʊzd tu ˈkwɛsʧən əˈdʌlts, 
or your coach or your teacher because they make the rules.
ɔr jʊər koʊʧ ɔr jʊər ˈtiʧər bɪˈkɔz ðeɪ meɪk ðə rulz. 
Maybe they know best but maybe they don't.
ˈmeɪbi ðeɪ noʊ bɛst bʌt ˈmeɪbi ðeɪ doʊnt. 
It all depends on who you are, where you come from.
ɪt ɔl dɪˈpɛndz ɑn hu ju ɑr, wɛr ju kʌm frʌm. 
Didn't at least one of the six hundred guys think about giving up.
ˈdɪdənt æt list wʌn ʌv ðə sɪks ˈhʌndrəd gaɪz θɪŋk əˈbaʊt ˈgɪvɪŋ ʌp. 
and joining with the other side?
ænd ˈʤɔɪnɪŋ wɪð ði ˈʌðər saɪd? 
I mean, Valley of Death that's pretty salty stuff.
aɪ min, ˈvæli ʌv dɛθ ðæts ˈprɪti ˈsɔlti stʌf. 
That's why courage is tricky.
ðæts waɪ ˈkɜrəʤ ɪz ˈtrɪki. 
Should you always do what others tell you to do?
ʃʊd ju ˈɔlˌweɪz du wʌt ˈʌðɜrz tɛl ju tu du? 
Sometimes you might not even know why you're doing something.
səmˈtaɪmz ju maɪt nɑt ˈivɪn noʊ waɪ jʊr ˈduɪŋ ˈsʌmθɪŋ. 
I mean any fool can have courage.
aɪ min ˈɛni ful kæn hæv ˈkɜrəʤ. 
But honor, that's the real reason you either do something or you don't.
bʌt ˈɑnər, ðæts ðə ril ˈrizən ju ˈiðər du ˈsʌmθɪŋ ɔr ju doʊnt. 
It's who you are and maybe who you want to be.
ɪts hu ju ɑr ænd ˈmeɪbi hu ju wɑnt tu bi. 
If you die trying for something important then you have both honor and courage and that's pretty good.
ɪf ju daɪ ˈtraɪɪŋ fɔr ˈsʌmθɪŋ ɪmˈpɔrtənt ðɛn ju hæv boʊθ ˈɑnər ænd ˈkɜrəʤ ænd ðæts ˈprɪti gʊd. 
I think that's what the writer was saying.
aɪ θɪŋk ðæts wʌt ðə ˈraɪtər wʌz ˈseɪɪŋ. 
That you should hope for courage and try for honor.
ðæt ju ʃʊd hoʊp fɔr ˈkɜrəʤ ænd traɪ fɔr ˈɑnər. 
And maybe even pray that the people telling you what to do have some, too.
ænd ˈmeɪbi ˈivɪn preɪ ðæt ðə ˈpipəl ˈtɛlɪŋ ju wʌt tu du hæv sʌm, tu.