"노인 한 명이 죽는 것은도서관 하나가 사라지는 것…<br>젊은 세대와 어떻게 공존할 건가"

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"노인 한 명이 죽는 것은도서관 하나가 사라지는 것…
젊은 세대와 어떻게 공존할 건가"

여론이 조성되자 정부가 나서서 먼저 인공심장 생산을 중단시킨다. 대통령은 신년 담화에서 “노인들을 불사(不死)의 로봇으로 만들 수는 없습니다. 생명에는 한계가 있고, 그 한계는 존중돼야 합니다”라고 선언한다. 곧바로 70세 이상은 약값치료비 지급을 제한하고 80세부터는 치과, 85세는 위장 치료, 90세는 진통제 처방에 대해 환급을 중지한다. 100세 이후는 모든 무료 의료서비스 금지다. 젊은이로 구성된 체포조가 전국을 돌며 노인들을 붙잡아 ‘휴식평화안락센터’에 가두고 독극물 주사를 놓아 죽인다. 그러자 노인들이 들고 일어나 생존을 위한 게릴라 투쟁을 시작한다….

내가 한 영작
ⓐSix-hour-long colon cancer surgery was successfully performed on a 102-year-old woman, opening the era of cancer surgery on ⓑthe centenarians. I truly envy her courage and am impressed by the advancement of medicine. ⓒAnd many people must have gotten courage and hope. However, if the aging patient had lived in The Last Rebellion, a short story by French writer Bernard Werber, she wouldnt even dream of receiving a surgery. As France becomes a super-aged society, senior citizens are ostracized. Scholars appear on television and claim that the elderly are responsible for increasing social welfare deficit. Politicians ⓓcriticize that doctors give ⓔprescription too easily.
ⓐOn the other side of The Last Rebellion is the 2005 movie, The Island. In year 2019, humans can be cloned, and ⓑthe wealthy sponsors secretly incubate their clones in a remote facility in case of injury or illness. Both the novel and the film are full of suggestions to the Korean society, where aging is ⓒthe rapidest in the world. Korea stands somewhere between the two fictional worlds. In fact, the medical cost of the senior citizens is on the rise. Since the expansion of the medical budget has its limit, it would surely add ⓓburdens to the younger generation.

Korea JoongAng Daily 에디터가 수정한 문장
ⓐA six-hour-long colon cancer surgery was successfully performed on a 102-year-old woman, opening the era of cancer surgery on ⓑcentenarians. ⓒ I truly envy her courage and am impressed by the advancement of medicine. However, if the aging patient had lived in the “The Last Rebellion,” a short story by French writer Bernard Werber, she wouldn’t even dream of receiving surgery. As France becomes a super-aged society, senior citizens are ostracized. Scholars appear on television and claim that the elderly are responsible for increasing social welfare deficit. Politicians ⓓcomplain that doctors give ⓔprescriptions too easily.

Writing Tip
ⓐ Six-hour-long colon cancer surgery the leader → A six-hour-long colon cancer surgery 한 차례의 수술이므로 부정관사 필요
ⓑ the centenarians → centenarians 생략 the는 명사가 한정되는 상황에 씀
ⓒ And many people must have gotten courage and hope. → 생략 논지와 상관이 없는 내용으로 생략
ⓓ criticize → complain 원문 우리말은 비난이지만 영어 criticize는 문맥에 비추어 보아 너무 강함
ⓔ prescription → prescriptions 처방전은 추상적인 개념이 아님, 여럿을 뜻하는 상황이므로 복수형으로

‘황혼의 반란’의 대척점에 영화 ‘아일랜드’가 있다. 인간복제가 가능해진 2019년. 부자들의 질병부상에 대비해 복제품 인간들을 따로 비밀리에 사육하는 수용소에서 벌어지는 이야기다. 소설이든 영화든 세계에서 가장 빠르게 고령화가 진행 중인 우리 사회에 던지는 시사점이 크다. 한국은 두 상상의 세계 중간 어디쯤에 놓여 있다. 실제로 고령자가 쓰는 의료비는 가파른 증가세다. 의료예산 증액은 한계가 있으니 젊은 세대에 압박으로 작용할 것이다.

내가 한 영작
ⓐOn the other side of The Last Rebellion is the 2005 movie, The Island. In year 2019, humans can be cloned, and ⓑthe wealthy sponsors secretly incubate their clones in a remote facility in case of injury or illness. Both the novel and the film are full of suggestions to the Korean society, where aging is ⓒthe rapidest in the world. Korea stands somewhere between the two fictional worlds. In fact, the medical cost of the senior citizens is on the rise. Since the expansion of the medical budget has its limit, it would surely add ⓓburdens to the younger generation.

Korea JoongAng Daily 에디터가 수정한 문장
ⓐIn contrast to “The Last Rebellion” is the 2005 movie, “The Island.” In the year 2019, humans can be cloned, and ⓑwealthy sponsors secretly incubate their clones in a remote facility in case of injury or illness. Both the novel and the film are full of suggestions to the Korean society, where aging is ⓒthe most rapid in the world and the medical costs for senior citizens is on the rise. Since the expansion of the medical budget has its limits, it would surely add ⓓa burden to the younger generation.

Writing Tip
ⓐ On the other side → in contrast to 대비되는 상황에는 in contrast to 사용
ⓑ the wealthy sponsors → wealthy sponsors 명확하게 한정되는 상황이 아니면 정관사 the를 쓸 수 없음
ⓒ the rapidest → the most rapid rapid의 최상급은 보통 the most rapid를 사용
ⓓ burdens → burden 여러 가지 부담이 아니라 한 가지 부담이므로 부정관사 a 사용

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