Storytelling: Unsung Hero

Introduction

How often do you see people in need of help?
Who do they tend to be, friends and family, class mates, colleagues at work or strangers?
Have you ever helped someone you didn't know, because they looked like they were struggling? (definition opens in new tab)
You can answer these questions on the board at the end of this class.


Spend a few minutes thinking of different ways people help each other, then watch the video until 0:41 to check your ideas.

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How did people react to him?

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Again, people react to him negatively. The woman with the cart appears to be biting the hand that feeds her. Maybe, if the man has been helping her every day, she’s got used to it, and it’s a question of familiarity breeding contempt. Do you have similar expression in your language to “Familiarity breeds contempt” or “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you”? (Links open in new tab.)
What other reasons could people in the video have for reacting negatively to him?

3. What do you think will happen in the second half of the video?
Make a note of your predictions, then continue watching to find out.