《我的生活》经典片段中英文赏析



我的生活》 《The Story of My Life》写的是20世纪,一个独特的生命个体以其勇敢的方式震撼了世界,她就是海伦·凯勒——一个生活在黑暗中却又给人类带来光明的女性,一个度过了生命的88个春秋,却熬过了87年无光、无声、无语的孤独岁月的弱女子。然而,正是这么一个幽闭在盲聋哑世界里的人,竟然毕业于哈佛大学德吉利夫学院,并用生命的全部力量处处奔走,建起了一家家慈善机构,为残疾人造福,被美国《时代周刊》评选为20世纪美国十大英雄偶像。创造这一奇迹,全靠一颗不屈不挠的心。海伦接受了生命的挑战,用爱心去拥抱世界,以惊人的毅力面对困境,终于在黑暗中找到了光明,最后又把慈爱的双手伸向全世界。TutorABC为了让同学们更加了解海伦·凯勒准备了《我的生活》 《The Story of My Life》中英文对照,一起来好好看看。

    《我的生活》经典片段中英文赏析

  I am told that while I was still in long dresses I showed many signs of an eager, self-asserting disposition. Everything that I saw other people do I insisted upon imitating. At six months I could pipe out "How d'ye," and one day I attracted every one's attention by saying "Tea, tea, tea" quite plainly. Even after my illness I remembered one of the words I had learned in these early months. It was the word "water," and I continued to make some sound for that word after all other speech was lost. I ceased making the sound "wah-wah" only when I learned to spell the word.

  我从家人口中得知,当我尚在襁褓中的时候,我就显示出了急躁而固执的个性。我会执意模仿别人做的每一件事情。在六个月大时,我就能咿呀说出“你——好”之类的词句。有一天,我十分清晰地说出了“茶,茶,茶”,这引起了家里每一个人的注意。即便是在我生病之后,我仍然记得在我生命最初几个月里所学到的一个词,这个词就是“水”。此后,在我所有的语言功能丧失殆尽后,我就一直模糊地发出“水”这个词的声音,只有在学习拼读的时候,我才会停止说“水——水”。

  I remember the morning that I first asked the meaning of the word, "love." This was before I knew many words. I had found a few early violets in the garden and brought them to my teacher. She tried to kiss me; but at that time I did not like to have any one kiss me except my mother. Miss Sullivan put her arm gently round me and spelled into my hand, "I love Helen."

  我记得有一天早上,我第一次询问“爱”这个词的含义,这是我早就知道的一个词。当时,我在花园里发现了几株刚刚开放的紫罗兰,于是我把花朵带给了我的老师。老师试图吻我,但是在那个时候,除了母亲,我不喜欢被任何人亲吻。苏立文小姐轻轻地用胳膊揽着我,并且在我手上拼写“我爱海伦”。

  One morning I left the cage on the window-seat while I went to fetch water for his bath. When I returned I felt a big cat brush past me as I opened the door. At first I did not realize what had happened; but when I put my hand in the cage and Tim's pretty wings did not meet my touch or his small pointed claws take hold of my finger, I knew that I should never see my sweet little singer again.

  一天早晨,我把鸟笼放在了窗边的椅子上,然后去为它打洗澡水。就在我返回来开门时,我感觉到有一只大猫从身边溜了过去。起初我并没有意识到会出事,但是当我把手伸进笼子里时,才发现已经摸不到蒂姆漂亮的翅膀了,它尖细的小爪子也没有握住我的手指。那一刻,我知道我再也见不到我可爱的小歌唱家了。

海伦.凯勒,自幼因病成为盲聋哑人,但她自强不息,克服巨大的困难读完大学。一生写了十几部作品,同时致力于救助伤残儿童、保护妇女权益和争取种族平等的社会活动。1964年获总统自由勋章。她的事迹曾两次被拍成电影。《我的生活》 《The Story of My Life》讲述了海伦的一生,海伦·凯勒好像注定要为人类创造奇迹,或者说,上帝让她来到人间,是向常人昭示着残疾人的尊严和伟大。


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