ID 506
タイトルヨミ
フツリアイナ ケッコン ノ セイタイ 6 : ショダイ ウェッセックス ハクシャク フジン ノ バアイ : キョウカン ノ ツウロ オ モトメテ
タイトル別表記
Modes of Mismating (6) : In the Case of The First Countess of Wessex' : Hankering for 'a Congenial Channel'
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紀要論文
抄録
A Group of Noble Dames (1891) by Thomas Hardy contains ten episodes of noble dames, apparently adopting the narrative form of Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron or Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. 'The First Countess of Wessex' in this collection seems to present to us an interesting perspective in relation with the foregoing stories and novels, and even Tess of the d'Urbervilles written around this time. The happy ending of this tale, on the surface level of the narrative of the collection, corresponds to that of the last tale 'The Honourable Laura'. Betty, afterwards the First Countess of Wessex, is made to get married to Stephen Reynard, about twenty-seven years her senior, by her ambitious mother. Betty's dormant self-consciousness awakens with the advent of young Phellipson, her father Squire Cornell's favourite. Betty's emotional fluctuation comes to a climax when her desperate attempt to evade Reynard brings an ironical end. With the loss of Phellipson and the heroic and theatrical kissing of Reynard, Betty undergoes a dramatic change of feelings. Her change is to confirm 'a congenial channel' with her lawful husband Reynard thereafter. Under the seemingly traditional story-telling style and ending, some 'tragical mysteries of life', as Hardy says, are hidden and are developed into other tragic tales told in this narrative collection. In this paper 'The First Countess of Wessex' is analyzed from the viewpoint of the theme of hankering for 'a congenial channel', as part of a whole study of A Group of Noble Dames.
掲載誌名
言語文化研究
ISSN
13405632
cat書誌ID
AN10436724
15
開始ページ
1
終了ページ
14
並び順
1
発行日
2007-12
備考
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
171835
フルテキストファイル
言語
jpn
部局
教養教育院