雨中的猫

作者:马冬梅 发表于2020-09-25 13:46:49 来源:经典美文网

  Cat in the Rain 雨中的猫

  -------- Ernest Hemingway

  《雨中的猫》是海明威的一篇反映两性冲突的短篇小说。本文运用语言学及心理学的知识来分析了女主人公的觉醒,渴望自由的意识,又结合当代中国女性所处的地位,分析其原因,并提出女性应如何自立、自强、自尊。

  There were only two Americans stopping at the hotel. They did not know any of the people they passed on the stairs on their way to and from their room. Their room was on the second floor facing the sea. It also faced the public garden and the war monument. There were big palms and green benches in the public garden. In the good weather there was always an artist with his easel. Artists liked the way the palms grew and the bright colors of the hotels facing the gardens and the sea. Italians came from a long way off to look up at the war monument. It was made of bronze and glistened in the rain. It was raining. The rain dripped from the palm trees. Water stood in pools on the gravel paths. The sea broke in a long line in the rain and slipped back down the beach to come up and break again in a long line in the rain. The motor cars were gone from the square by the war monument. Across the square in the doorway of the cafe a waiter stood looking out at the empty square.

  呆在旅馆里的只有两个美国人。他们进出房间时,在楼梯上碰见的人,一个也不认识。他们的房间在二楼,面对着海,也面对着公园和战争纪念碑。公园里有棕榈树和绿长凳。天好时总有个艺术家带着画架来。艺术家们喜欢棕榈树的长势和面向公园与海的旅馆的明快的色彩。意大利人老远地跑来看那战争纪念碑。碑是用铜做的,在雨中闪闪发亮。天正下着雨。雨水从棕榈树上滴下来。砾石路上积水成池。海水在雨中突然变成一条长线,从沙滩下去又涌上来,在雨中又化成一条长线。汽车从战争纪念碑边上的广场开过去广场对面的咖啡店门口站着一个侍者,他正望着外面空荡荡的广场。

  The American wife stood at the window looking out. Outside right under their window a cat was crouched under one of the dripping green tables. The cat was trying to make herself so compact that she would not be dripped on.

  'I'm going down and get that kitty,' the American wife said. 'I'll do it,' her husband offered from the bed

  No, I'll get it. The poor kitty out trying to keep dry under a table.

  The husband went on reading, lying propped up with the two pillows at the foot of the bed.

  美国人的妻子站在窗口向外看。他们窗口下面刚好有一只猫蜷伏在一张滴水的绿桌子底下,尽力把自己围的严摊实实的,好不给雨淋着。

  “我要下去抓那只小猫”美国人的妻子说。

  “我去”她丈夫在床上说。

  “不,我去。可怜的小猫想在桌子底下躲雨呢。”

  她丈夫继续躺着看书,用两个枕头在床头撑着。

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