Part 1, Chapter 3 英文

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He must, he thought, have been ten or eleven years old 时间从句when his mother had disappeared. She was a tall, statuesque, rather silent woman with slow movements and magnificent fair hair. His father he remembered 宾补more vaguely as dark and thin, dressed always in neat dark clothes (Winston remembered especially the very thin soles of his father’s shoes) and wearing spectacles. The two of them must evidently have been swallowed up in one of the first great purges of the fifties.

At this moment his mother was sitting in some place deep down beneath him, with his young sister in her arms. He did not remember his sister at all, except as a tiny, feeble baby, always silent, with large, watchful eyes. Both of them were looking up at him. They were down in some subterranean place — the bottom of a well, for instance, or a very deep grave — but it was a place 定语从句which, already far below him, was itself moving downwards. They were in the saloon of a sinking ship, 分词状语looking up at him through the darkening water. There was still air in the saloon, they could still see him and he them, but all the while they were sinking down, down into the green waters 定语从句which in another moment must hide them from sight for ever. He was out in the light and air 时间从句while they were being sucked down to death, and they were down there 原因从句because he was up here. He knew it and they knew it, and he could see the knowledge in their faces. There was no reproach either in their faces or in their hearts, only the knowledge 同位语从句that they must die in order that he might remain alive, and that this was part of the unavoidable order of things.

He could not remember 宾语从句what had happened, but he knew in his dream 宾语从句that in some way the lives of his mother and his sister had been sacrificed to his own. It was one of those dreams 定语从句which, 分词状语while retaining the characteristic dream scenery, are a continuation of one’s intellectual life, and in which one becomes aware of facts and ideas 定语从句which still seem new and valuable after one is awake. The thing 定语从句that now suddenly struck Winston was 谓语从句that his mother’s death, nearly thirty years ago, had been tragic and sorrowful in a way that was no longer possible. Tragedy, he perceived, belonged to the ancient time, to a time 定语从句when there was still privacy, love, and friendship, and when the members of a family stood by one another without needing to know the reason. His mother’s memory tore at his heart because she had died loving him, 时间从句when he was too young and selfish to love her in return, and 原因从句because somehow, he did not remember how, she had sacrificed herself to a conception of loyalty 定语从句that was private and unalterable. Such things, he saw, could not happen today. Today there were fear, hatred, and pain, but no dignity of emotion, no deep or complex sorrows. All this he seemed to see in the large eyes of his mother and his sister, 宾补looking up at him through the green water, hundreds of fathoms down and still sinking.

温斯顿梦见他的母亲。

他想,他母亲失踪的时候他大概是十岁,或者十一岁。

她是个体格高大健美,但是沉默寡言的妇女,动作缓慢,一头浓密的金发。至于他的父亲,他的记忆更淡薄了,只模糊地记得是个瘦瘦黑黑的人,总是穿着一身整齐深色的衣服(温斯顿格外记得他父亲鞋跟特别薄),戴一副眼镜。他们两人显然一定是在五十年代第一批大清洗的时候绘吞噬掉的。

现在他母亲坐在他下面很深的一个地方,怀里抱着他的妹妹。他一点也记不得他的妹妹了,只记得她是个纤弱的小婴孩,有一双留心注意的大眼睛,总是一声不响。她们两人都抬头看着他。她们是在下面地下的一个地方——比如说在一个井底里,或者在一个很深很深的坟墓里——但是这个地方虽然在他下面很深的地方,却还在下沉。她们是在一艘沉船的客厅里,通过越来越发黑的海水抬头看着他。客厅里仍有些空气,她们仍旧能看见他,他也仍旧能看见她们,但是她们一直在往下沉,下沉到绿色的海水中,再过一会儿就会把她们永远淹没不见了。他在光亮和空气中,她们却被吸下去死掉,她们所以在下面是因为(because)他在上面。他知道这个原因,她们也知道这个原因,他可以从她们的脸上看到她们是知道的。她们的脸上或心里都没有责备的意思,只是知道,为了使他能够活下去,她们必须死去,而这就是事情的不可避免的规律。

他记不得发生了什么,但是他在梦中知道,在一定意义上来说,他的母亲和妹妹为了他牺牲了自己的性命。这是这样一种梦,它保持了梦境的特点,但也是一个人的精神生活的继续,在这样的梦中,你碰到的一些事实和念头,醒来时仍觉得新鲜、有价值。现在温斯顿突然想起,快三十年以前他母亲的死是那么悲惨可哀,这样的死法如今已不再可能了。他认为,悲剧是属于古代的事,是属于仍旧有私生活、爱情和友谊的时代的事,在那个时代里,一家人都相互支援,不用问个为什么。他对母亲的记忆使他感到心痛难受,因为她为爱他而死去,而他当时却年幼、自私,不知怎样用爱来报答,因为不知怎么样——他不记得具体情况了——她为了一种内心的、不可改变的忠贞概念而牺牲了自己。他明白,这样的事情今天不会发生了。今天有的是恐惧、仇恨、痛苦,却没有感情的尊严,没有深切的或复杂的悲痛。所有这一切,他似乎从他母亲和妹妹的大眼睛中看到了,她们从绿色的深水中抬头向他看望,已经有几百寻深了,却还在往下沉。

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