Self-inflicted Wounds
作者: James F. MooreNova M. Smith
刊名: The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies, 2015, Vol.13 (3), pp.33-41
来源数据库: Common Ground Research Networks
DOI: 10.18848/2327-0055/CGP/v13i03/43680
关键词: Theoretical FrameworksInterdisciplinaryCritical Discourse
原始语种摘要: The biblical story of Lot’s escape from Sodom ends with a particularly disturbing feature. Lot is able to flee from the ethical turmoil of Sodom but his wife is so distraught by the destruction that she cannot help but look back. Her momentary pause to see again her home in flames turns her into a pillar of salt so the story goes. We clearly know that the story is more than a description of an event. The fate of Lot’s wife is a symbol of the way that any of us trapped in our past, especially if this is full of indecencies and injustices, will petrify us in the past. The symbolic image of Lot’s wife is a clear way to understand the travesties that hold the African American community in the United States petrified in the past even as so many talk about freedom and new opportunity. Is it...
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  • community 群落
  • understand 理解
  • symbolic 符号的
  • clear 昧的
  • narrative 叙述式
  • moving 移动
  • feature 结构元件
  • event 事件
  • actually 事实上
  • momentary 瞬时的