Penguin Readers: Level 4 GLADIATOR (Penguin Readers, Level 4) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2008/3/20
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Contemporary / American English (Available April 2008) Maximus is a general in the Roman army. After his last battle he wants to return to his family. But the new Emperor Commodus hates Maximus, and kills his family. Soon Maximus is a prisoner, then a slave, and finally a gladiator. When Emperor Commodus joins Maximus in the arena they fight for their lives.
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I never liked to read War books, but the Gladiator made me passionate about hero worship. Maximus is my favorite character in this book. He is a brave general in Rome, but he was tired of war. He was longing to return home to reunite with his wife and children after the battle. However, the fate of love teased him. He was involved in the struggle for power. Thus, he lost all that he had and himself became a slave. Finally, he rely on his own strength in the arena as a Gladiator's identity to kill the arrogant, vile little emperor. In addition, this book makes a perfect villain, Commodus. He was a spoiled prince, and he had a very big ambition. So, he killed his father, and he killed those were disloyal to him. He started the killing game for his own desires. Finally, Commodus and Maximus fought a duel in the Colosseum, and Commodus died in his own pride. It makes me feel comfortable.Moreover, this book tells us if you have the courage to fight, you will have hope. This book is more suitable for boys because it is a hero's novel and exciting.
The gladiator is an amazing story that pictures how the person loves his own country and sacrifices everything in order for his beloved kingdom to improve, so all the enemies would respect it. The main character of the story is Maximus, an outstanding warrior with noticeable loyalty. He is also a fighter who faced many problems that can affect a normal person’s loyalty. For example, his beloved wife and child were both murdered by Commodus’s guards. However, that terrible event does not change his view about his kingdom.
In my opinion, the Commodus’s character is horrible because he is jealous, arrogant person. In addition, he does not care about the people and their needs. For example, he does not listen to the senators and their decisions, also he creates the games only for his joy and entertainment. Additionally, Commodus is a murder, and he becomes the new emperor through killing his father. For that reason, I feel that I am filled with rage and hatred ,so when I imagine Commodus, I feel awful and angry to the degree that I want to take revenge for maximus by myself.
I got so moved and felt very emotional after reading this story. It is filled with love, honor and many historical events. It really broke my heart to see that Maximus died at the end, but that gave the story a wonderful flavor and an exceptional end.
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