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標題: 性愛的身體書寫:論安˙恩瑞特《聚》與《被遺忘的華爾滋》中的愛爾蘭母性
Writing Sex on Body: Irish Motherhood in Anne Enright's The Gathering and The Forgotten Waltz
作者: 吳湘云
Hsiang-Yun Wu
關鍵字: 安˙恩瑞特
Anne Enright
The Gathering
The Forgotten Waltz
Irish Motherhood
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摘要: 安˙恩瑞特的小說《聚》和《被遺忘的華爾滋》都與女性的壓迫、家庭、愛情和性愛相關。一般來說,通姦的議題違背了上帝的律法。而天主教對愛爾蘭的影響尤其重要,因為愛爾蘭社會長期以來一直遵循天主教的原則以及價值觀,其中包含服從與貞潔。恩瑞特的女性角色面對自我並揭示了自身性慾,也挑戰了愛爾蘭社會的常態,因為女性在社會信仰中就如同聖母瑪利般貞潔。《被遺忘的華爾滋》以兩位已婚人士,敘事者吉娜和尚恩的通姦為主軸。身為女性的吉娜涉及通姦卻沒有罪惡感。《聚》中的女主角維羅妮卡藉由自我揭露逐漸拼湊她的主觀性,並克服童年時的創傷。此外,在他們的親屬去世後,吉娜和維羅妮卡都必須正視他們的婚姻和天主教家庭的負擔。兩本小說揭示了在嚴厲的父權制度和天主教原則下,愛爾蘭母性的困境。本論文認為恩瑞特的《聚》和《被遺忘的華爾滋》展現了愛爾蘭女性抵抗天主教的意識。本文將分析,透過通姦與性愛的表達,女性的身體以及性慾能進一步被揭示與重塑。
Anne Enright's novels The Gathering (2007) and The Forgotten Waltz (2011) both focus on female oppression, family, love and sexual relationship. In general, the theme of adultery violates the fundamental law of God. Catholicism has been a crucial influence for Ireland because the Irish society has long followed Catholic principles and values which contain obedience and chastity. However, Enright's female personas face themselves and reveal their sexuality that challenges the normality of Irish society owing to the social belief in women's nature as virtuous as Virgin Mary. In The Forgotten Waltz revolves adultery among two married subjects, the narrator Gina and Sean. Gina who enacts a female role commits adultery without a sense of guilt. Veronica, the heroine in The Gathering, gradually pieces up her subjectivity and overcomes childhood trauma by self-exposure. Moreover, after the death of their kinship, both Gina and Veronica have to face squarely to the burden of their marriage and original family related to Catholicism. The two novels connote the predicaments in Irish motherhood which has been controlled by the patriarchal society. In my thesis, I contend that Enright's The Gathering and The Forgotten Waltz uncover Irish women's will of resistance to Catholic Church, and this thesis will analyze that through adultery and sexual expression, women's body and sexual desire will be further revealed and reshaped.
文章公開時間: 2020-01-29
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