影片对白:

Michael: Miss Mather?

Mather: Yes.

Mather: You’re Michael Berg. I was expecting you. Please.

Michael: Thank you.

Mather: So you must tell me exactly what brings you to the United States?

Michael: I was already here. I was at a conference in Boston.

Mather: You’re a lawyer?

Michael: Yes.

Mather: I was intrigued by your letter But I can’t say I wholly understood it. You attended the trial?

Michael: Yes. Almost twenty years ago. I was a law student. I remember you, I remember your mother very clearly.

Mather: My mother died in Israel a good many years ago.

Michael: I'm sorry.

Mather: Go On, please!

Michael: Perhaps you heard. Hanna Schmitz recently died. She killed herself.

Mather: She was a friend of yours?

Michael: A kind of friend. It’s as simple as this. Hanna was illiterate for the greater part of her life.

Mather: Is that an explanation of her behavior?

Michael: No.

Mather: or an excuse?

Michael: No. No. She taught herself to read when she was in prison. I sent her tapes. She’d always liked being read to.

Mather: Why don’t you start by being honest with me? What was the nature of your friendship?

Michael: When I was young I had an affair with Hanna.

Mather: I’m not sure I can help you, Mr. Berg. or rather, even if I could I’m not willing to.

Michael: I was almost sixteen when I took up with her. The affair only lasted a summer, but...

Mather: But what? I see. And did Hanna Schmitz acknowledge the effect she’d had on your life?

Michael: She’d done much worse to other people. I’ve never told anyone.

Mather: People ask all the time what I learned in the camps. But the camps weren’t therapy. What do you think these places were? Universities? We didn’t go there to learn. One becomes very clear about these things. What are you asking for? Forgiveness for her? or do you just want to feel better yourself? My advice, go to the theatre, if you want catharsis, please. Go to literature. Don't go to the camps. Nothing comes out of the camps. Nothing.

1.be intrigued by: 对...感兴趣,引起好奇心。影片中Mather对Michael说:“你的信引起了我的好奇心,但是我没有完全看懂。”来看例句:

I am always intrigued by new scientific discoveries.科学新发现总叫我着迷。

I'm extremely fascinated/intrigued by the ancient temple. 我对这个古刹十分感兴趣。

2.a good many:很多。影片中Mather对Michael说:“我母亲很多年前在以色列去世了。”来看例句:

She bought a good many clothes.她买了好些衣服。

He had a good many friends here.他在这儿有很多朋友。

3.have an affair with: 与...有暧昧关系,不正当关系。Michael说到:“我年轻的时候曾经和Hanna有过一段关系。” 来看例句:

I have an affair with my secretary. 我和我的秘书有暧昧关系。

Thousands of British nurses think it is fine to have an affair with one of their patients, according to research. 一项调查显示,英国有数千名护士认为与病人发生暧昧关系可以接受。

4.comes out of:从...出来,得到。影片中Mather对Michael说:“不要去集中营,那儿什么也没有。” 来看例句:

The beer comes out of the barrel under pressure 啤酒受到压力从桶中流出。

The sound only comes out of one ear piece.只有一个耳塞有声音。


The Reader《朗读者》精讲之三: http://insuns.com/article/18620-1.html

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