嘔頁 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

羅素的文章 想問大家的感想

以下是羅素的文章 教授希望我能寫出3-4頁的Response =ㄦ= 可是我看了真的抓不出一個大題與重點來寫 希望大家能給我ㄧ些idea 或是一些建議. 心得 這篇文章的用詞都很小心 所有一點詩的味道 比較難懂唷

Three Passions I Have Lived For

 Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course over a deep ocean of angui

sh, reaching to the very verge of despair.

  I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy—ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of my life for a few hours for this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness—that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. I have sought it, finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what—at last—I have found.

  With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine…A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.

  Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a hated burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.

  This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered me.

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謝謝你 指出了這些重點 讓整篇文章的焦點比較清晰了

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The author gives a keen insight to what is most important in a man's life.

    He gave three powerful reasons to why love is pursued - to experience ecstasy, to prevent loneliness, and to perceive heaven.

    I personally agree with the former two, since happiness is what I value the most. But the term 'heaven' seems a little vague to me.

    Then the author talks about his pursuit of knowledge, which I think, is simply a manifestation of the inherent curiosity in humans.

    What really matters is the last thing the author sought -- empathy.

    A worthy life -- which the author obviously achieved -- is one when love and knowledge is used to express empathy, so that all human beings can have equal chance to experience love and knowledge.

    Of course, this is just a superficious analysis. You can always look much deeper into the author's thoughts.

    Source(s): Me
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