教師資料查詢 | 類別: 期刊論文 | 教師: 王緒鼎 Wang Xuding (瀏覽個人網頁)

標題:Chinese Cultural Influence on Hannha Jelkes in The Night of the Iguana
學年106
學期1
出版(發表)日期2017/09/30
作品名稱Chinese Cultural Influence on Hannha Jelkes in The Night of the Iguana
作品名稱(其他語言)
著者王緒鼎
單位
出版者
著錄名稱、卷期、頁數Cowrie: Comparative Literature and Comparative Culture 17(1)
摘要This paper explores the Taoist influence on Hannah Jelkes in The Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams, who creates Hannah Jelkes and Maxine Faulk as binary oppositions in the play. If Maxine metaphorically stands for physical reality, Hannah clearly represents spiritual reality, thus “in a pitched battle between the spiritual and the physical” , Maxine is fighting mainly for the physical Shannon while Hannah is fighting chiefly for the spiritual Shannon, who is the fulcrum of the play. Williams creates Hannah as a spiritual savior whose appearance is serene and saintly, whose manner is refined and poised, and whose behavior is kind and compassionate. Hannah’s dramatic function in the play is to save Shannon from his spiritual limbo, and her ways of helping him are not only spiritual but also multidimensional, and all her ways indicate the important influence of Chinese Culture in general and Taoism in particular. With her acquired Taoist concepts, Hannah is able to help Shannon to endure his mental suffering, to turn his misery inside out, to see the cold reality, to fight against his haunting “spook,” to face the hard external world, and to finally come to terms with life. Thus Hannah’s saintly appearance, her courageously poised manner, her unfaltering fortitude, her kind behavior, her compassionate actions and her serenely educational talks to help Shannon all can prove the important influence of Chinese culture and Taoism that help frame the larger dramatic structure and the main development of the play.
關鍵字Hannah Jelkes’ dramatic function;The Night of the Iguana;Tennessee Williams;Chinese Taoist influence
語言英文
ISSN9787309118612/I.948
期刊性質國內
收錄於
產學合作
通訊作者
審稿制度
國別中國
公開徵稿
出版型式,紙本
相關連結
Google+ 推薦功能,讓全世界都能看到您的推薦!