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[文化博览] 【整理】2013-03-20 狄更斯其人 Charles Dickens—19

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The time of the Bleak House, there was loyal, super long litigation for their own advantage, there have been ever since, and there always will be. That’s always going to be a problem.

One thing I do want to ask is when you read these accounts of the law, do you feel implicated, do you feel part of that, there’s always a tendency when, for example, politicians looking at the figure of it would tell me ”oh, I know someone just like that.” So it’s never themselves, but there’s always someone that they know. I just wonder how you feel.

It’s a fair cop Garfew stop me bank to rise, some of it is timeless. An yeah, you see it all the time, not me, obviously, but

Not me, definitely, I mean, the great thing about it is that it is hugely entertaining.

That’s right.

The great thing about Dickens is the articulacy has a series of vivid scenes.

And how about today, if Dickens were writing today, then, what, in the way the system works now, is there anything you think he would, may majorly seize on?

Oh, I don’t think he would be short of material.

It’s not just in our institutions that we can sometimes spot the timeless of Dickens’ attacks. The characters who dominated his institutions can seem familiar too. Today we might have the likes of Mr. Murdock, but in Little Dorrit, Dickens gives us a Mr. Merdle.

Mr. Merdle was immensely rich, a man of prestigious enterprise, a Midas returned all he touched to gold. He was in everything good, from banking to building, he was in parliament of course, he was in the city, necessarily, the weightiest of men had said to projectors. Now what name have you got? Have you got Merdle? And the reply being in the negative had said, that I won’t look at you.

The whole novel is a depiction partly of this figure, one figure, Merdle moving through society, first the politicians, and then the media, and then the law, all come to pay homage to him, but he himself is strange shadowy figure, whose bank collapses, whose money fritters away, and who ends up killing himself in a bath. It’s a frightening and sadly familiar depiction of the whole British society converging around one man who tries to control it and in the end, imploding, now surely something as horrific as that 150 years ago couldn’t happen today. I mean we know so much more now, don’t we?
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