凯蒂的泥底裤

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2018-01-06 看过

关于书中提到的凯蒂泥底裤展开了探讨,当时是用英文写的,就这样先贴上来吧。至于译成中文的事情,之后看心情吧~ The Muddy Bottom of Candy’s Drawers In the first chapter of The Sound and the Fury, one plot really impressed me——Candy asks Versh to push her up into the tree, and all of the rest saw the muddy bottom of her drawers. I want to argue here that I don’t think she doesn’t realize that, because the reason why the drawers gets dirty is that they play in the water. At that moment there is no doubt that Caddy can feel her drawers gets some mud. Therefore, the only possibility is that Caddy doesn’t mind them noticing it at all. From my perspective, this plot contains two important parts: one is the muddy bottom, the other is that Candy doesn’t mind whether they notice it or not. The muddy bottom is the symbol of Caddy’s future stigma, which, though never been stated directly, can be shown from different aspects: Mrs. Compson’s face is described as “A face reproachful tearful” after she knows that her daughter is pregnant; It is the direct reason of Quentin’s death; Caddy has no choice but to marry someone she doesn’t love; When Caddy’s husband knows it, she is abandoned… In terms of the morality in everyone’s mind, “the muddy bottom” is too disappointed and embarrassed to talk about. Worse still, it is the stigma of the Compson. As for the second part, I am convinced that it reflects Caddy’s bravery. She is brave enough to face the “stigma” after growing up, as she doesn’t mind people noticing her muddy drawers at her young age. Her choice is to face the situation directly: She gives birth to her daughter and sends money back home every month, which is, we can imagine, quite tough for her. She conquers the stigma, while her brothers cannot—— Quentin escapes from it by ending his life and Jason is angry and humiliated with his revenge to skimp her niece’s maintenance.

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