2016年10月24日 星期一

Roman Fever

Roman Fever
By Edith Wharton

  What am I actually reading??? Please can somebody tell me why all stories for this week’s literature class are so twisted???? So…Roman Fever…it’s a story about two woman, who happened to be childhood friend. Now, at first, when you’re reading this story, you’ll find it strangely enough. Mrs. Ansley and Mrs. Slade didn’t come out until the seventh and eighth paragraph, which was a questionable way to write. I personally believe that this is a way to bring out their past, while the beginning was mostly about the scenes. However, this are not the major point why I said it was soo twisted!!!! There are several hints for you to find in the stories, such as how the author described Mrs. Ansley and Mrs. Slade, their color, appearance… And I personally regarded as the most ironic part of all—the full-moon night. Moon? In Rome, as you might know, the goddess of moon—Diana, also the goddess of virgin, hunting. Yet, were Mrs. Ansley and Mrs. Slade that pure? Throughout the story, you’ll keep wondering about those “first opinions” about them.
  When I read the ending? I almost spilled out in class. The ending was completely the hugest plot twist I’ve ever seen. You’ll like “What?!”

3 意見:

Melody 提到...

So perhaps it's because I read this review along with your review of The Storm, and also because of the impending Pride march (this Saturday), plus some various other reasons (the debate on TV yesterday, my roommate's designated reading material, etc.), at first I thought what you mean is that this story is unbearably gay. (Fine, fine, it's me who's unbearably gay...)
Also, just how many books are you required to read in a week?! o_O

Vivian's Book Pavilion 提到...

Well...haha! It's unbearably unfaithful rather than unbearably gay. In fact...I'll not against it if it's unbearably gay...yet...
Weekly read? I get mostly two short stories for Introduction to Literature and one long story for 18th Century Literature, sometime a hundred pages for Western Literature.

Melody 提到...

Yeah, I read some review of the book afterwards; it sounds like a really interesting book though!
Your weekly read sounds a lot to me, although I have no experience whatsoever...

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