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[文化博览] 【整理】2013-03-01 狄更斯其人 Charles Dickens—11

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[Homework]2013-03-01 狄更斯其人 Charles Dickens—11

...Copperfield. But within seconds, as soon as the realization comes upon him of the debt he carries, Micawber is reduced to being an almost childish, self-pitying little creature, wailing about how he is doomed from his debtors' prison. He starts making knife-cutting gestures across his throat and talks about what a tragic figure he is. And then he can pull himself together and start singing songs and dancing the hornpipe. It's a very realistic and affectionate and yet frustrated look at the twisted poison that could be injected into someone's personality by this awareness of debt. It's so hard to read, you almost have to put your fingers across of your eyes, as you read it.

-This looks like Julius Caesar?
-It's Julius Caesar. Yeah. It's his playhouse.
-Right.
For 63-year-old actor, Ian Harry, Dickens' portrait to Micawber has a special significance. When work dried up, Ian found himself in debt, owing the bank 40,000 pounds.


-Mr. Micawber, you can see that, when he has these highs and lows, when someone has a debt problem, it really doesn't go. You can see him how he is trying to escape from it.
-Here's a passage which describes that sense of being up and down, and that up and down go through Micawber. There's nothing at all unusual for Mr. Micawber to sob violently at the beginning of one of his Saturday night conversations and sings about Jack's delight being his lovely nan towards the end of it. I've known him come home to supper with a flood of tears, and the a declaration that nothing was known left but a jail. I go to bed making a calculation of expense of putting bow windows in the house in case anything turned up, which was his favorite expression.





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