NEIL: No, thanks. Gosh, they don't give you much room around here.
KEATING: No, it's part of the monastic oath. They don't want worldly things distracting me from my teaching.
NEIL: She's pretty.
KEATING: She's also in London. Makes it a little difficult.
NEIL: How can you stand it?
KEATING: Stand what?
NEIL: You can go anywhere. You can do anything. How can you stand being here?
KEATING: 'Cause I love teaching. I don't wanna be anywhere else.
KEATING: What's up?
NEIL: I just talked to my father. He's making me quit the play at Henley
Hall. Acting's everything to me. I--But he doesn't know. He--I can see his
point. We're not a rich family like Charlie's, and we--But he's planning the
rest of my life for me, and I-- H-He's never asked me what I want.
KEATING: Have you ever told your father what you just told me? About your
passion for acting. You ever show him that?
NEIL: I can't.
KEATING: Why not?
NEIL: I can't talk to him this way.
KEATING: Then you're acting for him, too. You're playing the part of the
dutiful son. I know this sounds impossible, but you have to talk to him. You
have to show him who you are, what your heart is.
NEIL: I know what he'll say. He'll tell me that acting's a whim, and I should forget it. That how they're
counting on me. He'll just tell me
to put it out of my mind, "for my own good."
KEATING: You are not an indentured servant. If it's not a whim for you, you
prove it to him by your conviction and your passion. You show him that and if he
still doesn't believe you, well, by then you'll be out of school and you can do
anything you want.
NEIL: No. What about the play? The show's tomorrow night.
KEATING: Well, you have to talk to him before tomorrow night.
NEIL: Isn't there an easier way?
NEIL: I'm trapped.
KEATING: No, you're not.
Worldly 这个词有两个常用的意思： a. worldly is used to describe things relating to the
ordinary activities of life, rather than to spiritual things世间的，世俗的。 e.g. I
think it is time you woke up and focused your thoughts on more worldly
matters. 我想你该醒醒，考虑一下世俗的事情了。 b. someone who is worldly is experienced and
knows about the practical or social aspects of life. 老练的，见多识广的。 e.g. He was
different from anyone I had known, very worldly. 他非常老练，和我认识的所有人都不一样。
A whim is a wish to do or have something which seems to have no serious
reason or purpose behind it, and often occurs suddenly.
一时的兴致、幻想，反复无常，怪念头，奇想。 e.g. We decided, more or less on a whim, to sail to
几个习惯用语大家要注意一下： full of whims (and fancies) 异想天开的；狂热的；任性的 take / have
a whim for doing sth 一时兴起做某事 while the whim lasts 在有兴致的时候；兴之所至
3. count on
依靠，指望。例如： The hospital can count on us for a couple million dollars.
in 包含，计及 Do count me in for the barbecue this
weekend. 这周末烧烤一定要把我算进去。 2) count out 不包括，不计及 Count Mary out, she can't
even swim. 不要把Mary算进去，她甚至不会游泳。 3) count for anything / nothing / little
有价值、有重要性的 / 无甚价值 / 无关重要 Such man does not count for anything. 这种人成不了什么大事。
4. I'm trapped.
被困住，身陷困境。 If you are trapped somewhere, something falls onto you or blocks
you way and prevents you from moving or escaping. e.g. The train was trapped
underground by a fire. 列车被火灾困在了地下。