ID 475
Title Transcription
ビ ノ ホウカイ ト キョウカン ノ ツウロ ノ ソウシツ : The Withered Arm
Title Alternative
Disfigurement and the Loss of 'a Congenial Channel' : 'The Withered Arm'
Author
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Description
The Withered Arm' in Wessex Tales is considered to have something in common with 'Barbara of the House of Grebe' in A Group of Noble Dames ; its theme is concerned more with the relation between man and woman in terms of personal beauty than the supernatural and grotesque aspects. Rhoda Brook, who once had relation with Farmer Lodge and has a boy of eleven years old, shows a keen jealousy towards Gertlude, Lodge's new bride. Rhoda's strong photographic imagination appears to cause a weird withering of Gertrude's arm. This disfigurement leads Gertlude, who is educated and tends to regard superstition as silly enough, to believe in superstition and to resort to a magical treatment of her withered arm. Gertlude's change is caused by her withered arm, because she desperately hankers for love of her husband who thinks so much of her personal appearance. The personal appearance is in a sense a linkage between man and woman: 'evanescent' beauty of young Gertlude's appearance also seems to imply the 'evanescence' of the relation between man and woman. This aspect is much concerned with the atmosphere of fin de siecle of this tale. In this paper Thomas Hardy's 'The Withered Arm' in Wessex Tales is analyzed from the viewpoint of the relation between man and woman based upon the personal appearance, considering the supernatural and grotesque aspects poised in the atmosphere of fin de siecle.
Journal Title
言語文化研究
ISSN
13405632
NCID
AN10436724
Volume
12
Start Page
17
End Page
27
Sort Key
17
Published Date
2005-02
Remark
公開日:2010年1月24日で登録したコンテンツは、国立情報学研究所において電子化したものです。
EDB ID
FullText File
language
jpn
departments
Liberal Arts and Sciences