----Honoré de Balzac
The High Artistic Achievements:
?Typical environment ----exquisite and typical
?Distinct characters---- ty
pical and distinct
?Masterly structure---- exquisite and excellent
----exquisite and typical environment
?Reappearing the history life
?Depicting the characters
Typical environment --exquisite and typical environment
1. The Maison Vauquer in the Latin Quarter---the yellow house, like a jail, the room exhales a nauseating odor, filling dirty, greasy and ugly furnishings. 2. The houses of Goriot’s daughters--- resplendent and magnificent houses, filing expensive implements, but there have not aristocratic felling, the drawing room decorate like a coffee shop. 3. The house of the Madame Bianchon--- aristocratic and luxurious house, elegant and fancy furnishings, mignon drawing room, and the stairs around with flowers.
The daughters of the father Goriot:
?The elder one--- Mme Sylvie : has a strong body, black
hair, bright eyes, has met the her Majesty, and she is pound of herself.
?The younger one--- Mme. Nucingen : has gold hair,
dainty and cute, and very charming. But she often makes lies to his father.
?Common :they are all mammonish and selfish, they just
consider about themselves, and cheat their father to get money, and full of vanity.
The main clues of the novel:
?Father Goriot is bleed white by his
daughters and finally, he is put away.
?The university man’s daily life
between the upper society and the lower society.
Extensive and strong contrast:
?They peruse money and fortune , look forward to luxurious life. And they are apathy ,lacked loving heart.----- Goriot’s daughters ?He paid all his life and fortune to make them happy, full care and passion. After ,he became poor and lived in the lowest life.
老姑娘米旭诺，疲倦的眼睛上面戴着一个油腻的绿绸服罩，扣在脑 袋上的铜丝连怜悯之神也要为之大院一惊。身体只剩一把骨头，繐 子零零落落象眼泪一般的披肩，仿佛披在一副枯骨上面。当初她一 定也俊俏过来，现在怎么会形销骨立的呢？为了荒唐胡闹吗？有什 么伤心事吗？过分的贪心吗？是不是谈爱情谈得太多了？有没有做 过花粉生意？还是单单是个娼妓？她是否因为年轻的时候骄奢过度 而受到老年时路人侧目的报应？惨白的眼睛教人发冷，于瘪的脸孔 带点儿凶相。尖利的声音好似丛林中冬天将临时的蝉鸣。她自称服 侍过一个患膀胱炎的老人，被儿女们当做没有钱而丢在一边。老人 给她一千法郎的终身年金，至今他的承继人常常为此跟她争执，说 她坏话。虽然她的面貌被情欲摧残得很厉害，肌肤之间却还有些白 哲与细腻的遗迹，足见她身上还保存一点儿残余的美。
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