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標題:Chinese Cultural Influence on The Night of the Iguana
學年102
學期2
發表日期2014/05/29
作品名稱Chinese Cultural Influence on The Night of the Iguana
作品名稱(其他語言)
著者王緒鼎
作品所屬單位淡江大學英文學系
出版者
會議名稱2014兩岸外語教學研討會
會議地點新北市, 台灣
摘要This paper studies The Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams with a comparative approach by arguing that the Chinese attitudes towards life and death are positively compared and contrasted with the Western attitudes in the play. Among other things, all the Chinese allusions in the play form a coherent and systematic pattern that is established with traditional Chinese culture rooted in Confucianism and Taoism, which not only helps shape the major themes of the conflicts between flesh and spirit and between belief and disbelief, but also affects the major characters’ attitudes towards both life and death. Williams’ creation of these characters is influenced by Chinese culture in general and by Taoist philosophy in particular. All the main characters of the play have one thing in common: they have something to do with the East, especially with China.All of their behaviors and their life styles suggest a contrasting dichotomy between Western attitudes and Eastern ones towards both life and death, and the dichotomy shows that “the Eastern attitudes of stoicism and fatalism are offered as a positive alternative to the Western preoccupations with guilt and suffering,” as Glenn Embrey suggests (72).
關鍵字Tennessee Williams, Chinese culture, Western culture, comparative influence.
語言英文(美國)
收錄於
會議性質兩岸
校內研討會地點淡水校園
研討會時間20140529~20140530
通訊作者
國別中華民國
公開徵稿Y
出版型式電子版
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