See above.Hello teachers,
I am working with a text in which I have come across the following expressions and I am not sure what they actually mean, could you help please?
1. the expression "TRUE TO THE TIME"
Among his greatest memories is volunteering his time, early in the mornings, to teach students the technique of realistic painting, providing an opportunity not available in the regular high school curriculum. It was a role he relishes to this date, but true to the time, one that many school administrators and teachers in the union could not understand or disagreed with.
I was thinking about something like "it was confirmed/proved over a certain period of time". But it does not fit in the context, does it?
No, it means that he really enjoyed teaching realistic painting but at that period in history that was something that many school administrators and teachers did not understand or agree with. The teachers in the union when he was teaching went along with that view and did not understand or agree with the teaching of realistic painting. They were "true to the time" - they fitted in with the feelings of other people in that period of history.
2. the expression "ANOTHER BODY AMONG PEOPLE"
It was a matter of showing how I and other artists identify with this movement. And to identify, you've got to be there and show what you do. But I was there as another body among the people, the 99 percent, when they marched to City Hall.
Does he mean that he was there as someone else? Or on the contrary, that he felt he was one of the mob? What about the 99 percent? Sounds strange to me.
I think he just means he was there, he was just another body (nothing special) among the large mass of people. Perhaps 99% of all artists marched on City Hall that day. The percentage part is not clear.
Thank you very much for your help!
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