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標題:The Destructive Forces of the Past in Long Day's Journey into Night
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發表日期2006/09/05
作品名稱The Destructive Forces of the Past in Long Day's Journey into Night
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著者Wang, Dean X.
作品所屬單位淡江大學英文學系
出版者臺北縣淡江大學外國語文學院
會議名稱第七屆兩岸外語教學研討會
會議地點北京, 中國
摘要This paper closely examines the forces of the past in Eugene O'Neill's famous play, Long Day s Journey into Night and argues that the past appearing in whatever forms is mostly negative and destructive in the play. The tragedy of O'Neill's play is deeply rooted in the past that implicitly or explicitly influences the development of both its plot and characters. By analyzing the four protagonists of the play, I will demonstrate that for one thing, the personal past reveals itself as a deterministic or fatalistic burden for the protagonists' suffering present, and the past grudges, wrongs, hurts and mistakes become ammunitions for them to blame one another as they are unable to forget and forgive, no matter how hard they may have tried. Meanwhile, the family and personal past also makes some protagonists guilty for their unforgettable mistakes; but then, the past, as nostalgia, also deceives and entraps some of them into self-indulged illusions rather than providing them with any real protecting havens in reality. Although some attempt to escape from their own past consciously or unconsciously, others attempt to preserve the past, or even to recreate it in their own illusionary realms, but the unsympathetic and cold reality deprives them of such luxurious indulgence. In the final analysis, one thing in common in all the four protagonists is that the past has appeared in whatever forms is negative and destructive rather than positive as it has either deeply traumatized some or fatally crushed others.
關鍵字theme of the past as a destructive force; uaturalism; determinism nostalgia; deceptive illusions and disillusions
語言英文
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會議性質兩岸
校內研討會地點
研討會時間20060905~20060906
通訊作者Wang, Dean X.
國別中國
公開徵稿Y
出版型式紙本
出處第七屆兩岸外語教學研討會論文集頁13-24
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