Directions:Study the following picture carefully and write an essay in which you should
1) describe the picture,
2) interpret its meaning, and
3) point out its implications in our life.
The scene above depicts multiple rows of students in the midst of a graduation ceremony. Their academic caps and gowns signify that they have successfully completed their courses and are preparing to enter into society. The hand in the foreground holds two small screws, implying that such students are the screws that hold society together and ensure it functions properly.
Such an analogy encourages us to consider our purpose and place in life. While many people harbor grand desires to improve and change their respective communities and countries, not a single unit could stay together without the screws that hold things in place. Success, therefore, depends on the smaller tools, or pieces, that keep structures from tumbling. Just as screws are the small yet essential objects that strengthen and sustain, we should strive to steadily support the society we live and work within. Without our earnest efforts, communities could not be so securely maintained.
The screws also promote a particular sense of perspective. Human society is vast and seemingly boundless, and it also important to be modest. Regardless of how great one's achievements may be, one is still only a single screw in the large machinery. But if you must be a screw, be a strong and shining one!
As can be seen in the picture, there are two screws in a hand in front of college graduates and tutors. It is widely accepted that a screw will devote itself to whatever it is needed to do and wherever it is put. The idea that graduates are superior because they have received higher education should be discarded.
It goes without saying that every graduate has his own choices regarding his own interests and likes. It is true that graduates will often pursue careers that are not the most ideal. Even though sometimes there may be many unexpected surprises, the love to the country must be put ahead of the love for oneself. Chairman Mao said: “Even if we achieve gigantic successes in our work, there is no reason whatsoever to feel conceited and arrogant.” The graduates who have mastered a lot of knowledge should lend a hand with work wherever they are needed. A screw can be used as a metaphor, because it does not care about difficulties or payment.
Thus, graduates should devote themselves and contribute to the country wherever needed. No matter how difficult the living and working conditions are, no matter how much they are paid, and even if they have to sacrifice themselves, they should put what they have learned in school into practice to serve the country.