Mr. District Attorney and the Intimidated Jury, (Scene 3)
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STANLEY: I wanna thank you, Mr. Butler.
BUTLER: For what?
STANLEY: For the fix.
BUTLER: You mean the verdict?
In this episode, we see into the gangsters’ world. Now, when you’re being tried for murder, being faced with the electric chair, and someone gets you off, it’s definitely appropriate to go to him to express your thanks. That’s just good etiquette. And that’s the first thing Mr. Stanley does after being set free.
Well…, almost the first thing. First, he celebrates.
Then he finds the gangster who had done him the favor, and promises a favor in return.
We have a lot of slang words and phrases in this scene. Gangsters don’t exactly use textbook English. So be ready to pick up on some colorful language here.
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Do you have any questions about this episode — I’d love to get a dialogue going here. Ask me about the key words, the grammar, or even the culture. Perhaps there is something you’d like to comment on.
Here’s a question for you — Stanley has just promised to return the favor. The next time Butler needs a hit man, Stanley will do it for free. In storytelling, that’s called foreshadowing, 伏筆 . It is a hint that something is going to happen. It makes the listener wonder, “Will he have to fulfill his promise? Who will Stanley have to kill?” What is your guess?
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