2014.09.18【英译中】【GZB】The Picture of Dorian Gray Chapter 2 【4】

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Dorian Gray stepped up on the dais with the air of a young Greek martyr, and made a little moue of discontent to Lord Henry, to whom he had rather taken a fancy. He was so unlike Basil. They made a delightful contrast. And he had such a beautiful voice. After a few moments he said to him, "Have you really a very bad influence, Lord Henry? As bad as Basil says?"

道尔格雷像一位即将殉道的希腊青年一般踏上台子。他不满地对亨利勋爵撅了撅嘴,但是其实他对他还是颇有好感的。他和巴兹尔如此的不同。他们构成了如此有趣的对比。而且他的声音真的很好听。过了一会儿,他对他说,“亨利勋爵,你真的像巴兹尔说的那样有这么坏的影响吗?”


"There is no such thing as a good influence, Mr. Gray. All influence is immoral--immoral from the scientific point of view."

“世界上并没有所谓的好影响存在,格雷先生。从科学的角度来说,所有的影响都是不道德的。”


"Why?"

“为什么?”


"Because to influence a person is to give him one's own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of some one else's music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him. The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly--that is what each of us is here for. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to one's self. Of course, they are charitable. They feed the hungry and clothe the beggar. But their own souls starve, and are naked. Courage has gone out of our race. Perhaps we never really had it. The terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion--these are the two things that govern us. And yet--"
“因为你去影响一个人就是赋予他你自己的灵魂。这样他就感觉不到他自己的思想,也感受不到自己的感情。他的美德不属于他自己。而他的罪过,如果真的有这种东西存在的话,也不是他自己的了。他就像在重复着别人的音乐,在演绎着一个不属于他的角色。人生的意义就在于自我发展。充分发扬我们的本性,这就是我们每个人存在的意义。然而现在,人们都不敢承认自己的本性。他们已经忘了他们最重要的责任,一个人对自己的责任。当然,他们都是乐善好施的。他们救济那些饥饿的,衣不蔽体的人。但他们自己的灵魂却饥饿得奄奄一息,在寒风中瑟瑟发抖。人类已经丧失了勇气。也或许我们从未真正拥有过。对社会的恐惧是道德的来源,而对上帝的恐惧则是宗教的本质。正是这两者统治着我们。然而——”

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