Anger begets greater anger(综英作业 刘念2016211060)

Rainie乀
2018-05-11 看过

英文版本

Anger begets greater anger

The film <<Three Billboards outside Ebbing,Missouri>> tells a story about a desperate mother whose daughter was raped but the murder was still at large. With unbearable anger, the leading role Mildred put up three billboards on the road in the town to blamed the police chief, Willoughby. Mildred’s action caused an uproar in the town. However, most people in the town stood by the cancer patient Mildred’s side, who had contributed a lot for the town as a police officer. As the story unfolded, more and more characters were involved in the bloody and violent conflict.

Not correspond with what I had imaged, the leading role Mildred is a irritable and sharp-tongued woman who had suffered from domestic violence, who lived at the bottom of society with a low income. She brought up a wayward daughter and a son alone after divorce. She is like the isolated cactus grew in the desert, the bloody rose with thorns. She was so crazy that she even abused the priest, hurt the dentist with the dental drill and burnt the police station.

Because months after her daughter being raped, the murder was still at large, Mildred nearly went into hysterics. She blamed herself for quarreling with her dear daughter, she blamed for the unsolved case, she blamed for the god. She vent her anger on those police officers. She viewed those policemen as abominable scourge. She blamed the police chief Willoughby for his failure to perform his duties. Hence, she used extreme measures---put up three billboards on the road, saying ”Raped while dying””And still no arrested?””How come chief Willoughby?”.

If you follow tacky plots, you may consider Willoughby a total villain as Mildred thought. However, the converse is true. Willoughby is a respectable police officer, a loving father. He had indeed made endeavor to break the case, but failed eventually. Moreover, at that time, he was terminally ill. Yet, Willoughby is not perfectly good. Before his suicide, he wrote three letters and paid the billboard rent for one more month for Mildred, thus making Mildred continue being condemned by the public. Maybe it can be thought as revenge.

As I make above comments, I recalled the event happened these days that a stewardess was raped by a “didi”driver. If the killer was not found and the stewardess’s father did some extreme actions as Mildred had done, what would the public opinions be?

The constant reversals of the plot set people thinking. The ending part of the movie moved me a lot. The “baddie”Dixon who discriminate black people and homosexuality risked his life to salvage materials for the rage case about Mildred’s daughter, though he knew the fire was set by Mildred. Mildred put down her hatred for her ex-husband. Mildred apologized to Dixon, they forgave each other and set out together to kill another rapist who had nothing to do with them but was still at large.

Love seems to have the magic to reclaim everyone.

Maybe sometimes our views are somewhat lopsided. Humanity is complex. There is no absolute goodies or baddies. Maybe Anger, hatred, bigotry and violence are human nature which provoke series tragedies. Anger begets greater anger while love can do the opposite.

中文版本

愤怒会导致更大的愤怒

电影《三块广告牌》讲述了绝望的母亲Mildred因女儿惨遭奸杀而追凶无果,愤怒之中在公路上竖起三块广告牌谴责警长Willoughby的故事,这三块广告牌在小镇引起了轩然大波,大多数人都站在为小镇做出了很多贡献的癌症患者Willoughby一边,众多人物相继卷入这场血腥、暴力的纷争之中。

不同于我想象中那样,影片的主角Mildred是一个经历过家暴,收入微薄,生活在社会底层,离异之后独自抚养一个叛逆女儿和儿子的暴躁犀利的女人,她甚至怒怼神父,钻伤牙医,放火烧警察局。她像沙漠中孤立无援的仙人掌,她像铿锵的带刺玫瑰。在女儿被奸杀几个月之后还不能破案的情况下,她的情绪近乎崩溃,她愤怒于自己辱骂了亲爱的女儿,愤怒与破案无望。她把这一切发泄的矛头指向警察局,认为警察局那帮人只是混吃混喝不作为的蛀虫,认为警长Willoughby没有尽到自己的破案职责,所以她使用了很极端的方法——在小镇公路上竖起三块广告,这三块广告牌上写的内容分别是”Raped while dying””And still no arrested?””How come chief Willoughby?”。

若按照庸俗的套路,警长Willoughby可能就是女主想象中的“反面人物”,然而并不是这样,他其实是一位受人尊敬的警长,一位慈爱的父亲。他有努力想去破案,而且在这场风波来临之际,他已经身患绝症。但Willoughby的确又不是一个完完全全地“好人”,自杀之前,他为Mildred预付了一个月的广告牌租金让Mildred继续遭受小镇舆论的谴责,这可能也可以看做一种报复吧。

在我写下这篇评论的时候,我想到了近日发生的滴滴司机奸杀空姐的事件,倘若凶手迟迟没有被查出,被害者的父亲做出与Mildred一般极端的行为,将矛头直指公安部门,甚至像Mildred一样去炸警察局,导致Dixon那样的下属严重烧伤差点丧命,社会舆论会是怎样?

紧凑的剧情节奏,精妙的人物对话,电影在剧情的不断反转之中带给观者无限的震撼。电影结局却让我备受感动,歧视黑人和同性恋的“坏警察”在Mildred放的大火之中貌似抢出Mildred女儿的案件资料,Mildred放下对前夫和前夫小女友的仇恨,Mildred最终向Dixon道歉,他们一起出发去惩罚另一个与自己“无关”、逍遥法外的强奸犯。

爱似乎感化了一切。

有时我们、大众也许太过于片面。人性是复杂的,世界上没有绝对的好人和坏人。愤怒、仇恨、偏执、暴力也许是难以克制的本性,也许无法排解的愤怒是连串惨剧的元凶,它、他们需要爱去感化。

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