As a new way of getting married, down-to-earth marriage means that a couple marries each other by only applying for a marriage certificate without an apartment, a car, a wedding ceremony, a honeymoon, or even a wedding ring. This form of marriage can cost as little as only nine yuan. As young people in modern times live under great pressure and place emphasis on the independence of love, the tradition that “an apartment is a must for marriage” and “wedding ceremony should be held on a grand scale” has weakened among the young generation. Many people believe that a down-to-earth marriage is a testament to the pure love between the couple. Socialists believe that down-to-earth marriage is a kind of marriage that breaks the obstacles of old concept of marriage.
Down-to-earth marriage is a new manner of marriage, which means tow lovers only apply for marriage certificate to get married, without a house, a car, a wedding ceremony, a honeymoon, or even wedding rings. This type of marriage can cost as little as only 9 yuan. Modern young people are leading a life under great pressure, and they emphasize the independence of their love. As a result, the traditions that “a house is a must for marriage” and that “wedding ceremony should be a grand occasion” are less-stressed in the marriages of the young generation many people believe that the manner of down-to-earth marriage is a strong evidence of the pure love between two lovers. Socialists believe that down-to-earth marriage is a kind of marriage that breaks the shackles of old concept of marriage.
要求：Directions: Write an essay of 120-150 words based on the following drawing. In your essay, you should
1) describe the drawing briefly.
2) explain its intended meaning, and
3) give your comments.
You should write neatly on ANSWER SHEET. (100 points)
Emerging from the cartoon is an eye-catching scene that the parents are willing to have a second child, while their only child do not agree because of his worry that he doesn't want to have another child, even his own sibling, share toys with him. Simple as it is, the symbolic meaning revealed is profound and thought-provoking.
We are supposed to place our attention on, instead of its funny appearance, the implied meaning of the cartoon: as the overall second-child policy expands throughout China, some only children are so selfish that they cannot accept the second child in their family. What can account for this undesirable situation? For one thing, they, as the only child at home all the time, have no awareness of sharing what they like with others due to the fact that all the family members give their love to the only child. As a result, when faced with the problem of whether they are willing to have a sibling, their first response is to refuse it. For another reason, some couples are eager to have a second child as soon as possible, which makes them neglect to communicate with their only child to let them realize the advantage of having a sibling companion in their childhood. From what has been discussed above, it's safe for me to conclude that it is urgent to take some immediate and effective measures. What I recommend is that parents should let child know the importance of sharing with others, which is beneficial for them in future life. In addition, it's better for parents to have more communication with their only child once they want to have a second child.