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

本帖最后由 wendyxanadu 于 2013-3-5 17:34 编辑

Copperfield. But within seconds, as soon as the realization comes upon him of the debt he carries, Micawber is reduced to being an almost childlike self-pitying little creature wailing about how he's doomed for the debtor's 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 can 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.
Er, it's Julius Caesar, yeah, it's his playhouse.
Right.
For 63-year-old actor, Ian Harley, Dickens' portrait of Micawber has a special significance. When work dried up, Ian found himself in debt, owing the bank 40,000 pounds.
Mr. Micawber, you could see that, when he has these highs and lows, when someone has a debt problem, it.. really doesn't go, and it.. you can see him, how he's trying to escape from it.  
Well, here is a passage which describes that sense of being up and down and up and down that goes through Mr. Micawber.
It was nothing at all usual for Mr. Micawber to sob a violently at the beginning of one of these Saturday night conversations and sing 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 declaration that nothing was known left but a jail, and go to bed making a calculation of the expense of putting bow windows in the house in case anything turned up which was his favorite expression.

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