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Michael  Ondaatje
麥可•翁達傑
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關鍵字詞:World Literature; Canadian Literature; The English Patient

 
Michael Ondaatje
 
 
 
 
 
 The Film The English Patient --War and Love
  • Psychological reconstruction of the characters:
    • Hana --sees herself as a curse
    • Caravaggio--obsessed with revenge
    • The English Patient
  • "The Heart of the organ of fire"--the relationship between Almasy and Katherine
    Where is the mutual attraction?
    • Almasy --in lack of social grace, his reservation, his following her, his warning to the husband, and his writing into the book Histories, his story about being a slave to her
    • Katherine--her story about the Queen and Gyges, her pictures, her slapping him
    • the sand storm--his story about a nation battling against the wind
    Passion: love-making on Christmas eve --"New Lovers . . . smash everything."
    • Almasy --his story about being a slave to her
    • Katherine--her story about the Queen and Gyges, her slapping him
  • What has love to do with the war?  Human body and the land?
    • ownership--K's shoulder, and the end of her neck
    • betrayal
    • Clifton's role
    • The International Sand Club, the suicide of Madox, the "betrayal" of Almasy
    • the last speech by Katherine --meaning that love, unlike war, transcend boundaries?
 
 
   
 
   
 

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