As a woman who grew up in the city, I yearned for the pastoral country life. Recently, I read Mr Shen Congwen's Border Town, and I was fascinated by the little water town in the border town written by the master.
"Border Town" tells the ordinary and quiet life of a pair of grandparents living alone in Xiangxi town, and the loneliness and faint desolation that are hard to erase in this ordinary and quiet life. Cui Cui, the hero of the novel, has a hazy feeling with no ending, but feelings are not the whole story. With his light style, the master narrated the simple customs, primitive and simple life and picturesque scenery in Xiangxi town.
The life in Xiangxi is austere and hard. The master made me understand that one's love for a piece of land is to feel sorry for the intoxicating scenery behind it after knowing its cruelty. After reading the whole text, I began to yearn for the town far away from the border of Xiangxi. Wooden diaojiao building, swaying red lanterns, wet green flag, narrow ferry, graceful white tower, and the green smoke rising from the old village.
All this constitutes a painting with a long history, which has been described in my imagination for thousands of times. In that isolated land, time seems to be still. The heroine Cuicui is as gentle and clear as Xiangshui, her singing is melodious and clear, her grandfather is kind and generous, and her boatmen are romantic and generous. Even the helplessness of life in this place is full of poetic colors, which makes people feel absolutely profane. With his stories, the master shows us the helplessness and sadness of Xiangxi people in the face of fate, but also makes us feel pity for life and believe in perfect humanity.
Border Town is a famous work by Shen Congwen, a modern writer. Shen Congwen, a native of Phoenix, never forgets his hometown all his life, and his personality is Yuanshui, so most of his works are based on this environment theme, and Border Town is one of the representatives.
The story takes place in a remote town with beautiful scenery and simple humanity in Xiangxi. Even in the war years, the town still has a pure land. It tells the story of what happened between Cuicui and his grandfather, Tianbao, the old man, and the old man. Taking Cuicui's feelings as the main line, it depicts the vivid social customs, beautiful environment and simple human feelings in Xiangxi, and vividly shows the beauty of customs and humanity in Xiangxi.
After studying Border Town, I can't help being attracted by the beautiful environment and simple amorous feelings of Xiangxi, drawing beautiful pictures in my brain, intoxicated by the green mountains and green waters, intoxicated by the fiery heat of Dragon Boat Festival and the simple emotion between people, and my heart fluctuates with Cuicui's words and deeds, rejoicing for her and mourning for her.
After watching "Border Town" for a while, my heart got there, and I didn't realize that the whole person was much simpler!
However, there is no perfect thing in this world, even the border town! China's ancient culture, which has been inherited and precipitated for thousands of years, has endowed the people in border towns with all the perfect and excellent qualities, but it is also deeply branded with the mark of thousands of years of feudal backwardness and decay. In this relatively backward, lonely and closed border town, people's thick and ignorant feudal thoughts also laid the foundation for Cuicui's emotional cup.
I don't know why. Every time I read about Nuo's departure from my hometown, I can't help thinking about Bao's brother. Both of them left home with regret and guilt because of their feelings. Bao's brother loves but can't, because Lin's sister has lost her soul and asked for nothing; The reason why I can't send love is because I feel guilty, regret and fear for my brother. It's the hurdle in my heart, which can't break the shackles of that thought, so that they can't be together because they love each other far away from Qian Shan, and they always lose their infatuation! But, looking back, who says Cui Cui is not the most innocent infatuated person? Cuicui dares to love and hate, for the sake of the man in her heart, she always waits in the bow, so although Cuicui's love is lacking, it is valuable and respectable after all!
I used to look forward to watching the movie version of Border Town, but even so, there is no feeling of illegally making up for my present disappointment.
At the beginning, "Border Town" attracted me to language and plot, but when I moved to movies, the effect of language style was not good. Apart from character dialogue, the director can only use his lens to interpret His Majesty Shen's clean rural customs and humanistic atmosphere, and constantly slow down the moving speed of the lens, so that the viewer can vaguely recall a word in the book. Even the director naively added a non-human and non-ghost female voice of the underworld, which doomed Border Town to be a cup, which made people feel depressed. Therefore, under the mixed situation of snail scene and soul sound, the plot finally developed slowly. In the process of its development, I closed my eyes and said: If I didn't want to see whether the people who play the role of parents are handsome or not (a very realistic idea), I could watch the whole movie with my ears, which is similar to a movie for the blind. The scene of the story is either grandpa drinking and chatting with others to inquire about intelligence, or Cuicui just supporting the ferry. This completely destroyed the original artistic conception. Or fundamentally, "Border Town" is not suitable for such a film. Just like being idle and bored in modern times, it is hard to use the love poems in the Book of Songs to compose music. First, the music is very ugly, and second, it destroys the original coquettish love poems.
Chadong, a simple town, a town that has not been destroyed by modern material courtesy ...
Outside the window, when the lights are first put out, the city is dressed up as beautiful and charming, but this beauty seems to be modified and not real. Gradually, I am increasingly longing for the life in the side city of "Chadong" written by Mr. Shen Congwen. The people there, the grass, the trees, the flowers, the insects, the mountains and the water, all carry a simplicity. Even a little yellow dog seems to understand people's thoughts ...
The old boatman has lived in the world for 70 years. For 50 years, he stayed by the stream, accompanied by boats, Cui Cui and little yellow dogs, ferried back and forth on both sides of the stream, and sent passers-by to cross the river. He always struggled silently in his post, regardless of the wind and sun, the cold winter and the summer heat, but when someone wanted to give him a little reward, he always refused. He has been working without income for so many years, but he often treats people with drinks and is always so friendly until he dies quietly. Chadong, a small town, has created the rare quality that the old boatman is not utilitarian.
Cui Cui, an orphan, lives with her grandfather. At the age of 13 or 14, seed of love fell in love with Xi' an, but for various reasons, Xi' an finally left, and Cui Cui has always been waiting for this person who may never come back, maybe will come back tomorrow