Wang Xiaobo, Love in revolutionary Times: Using Freud to analyze the Unique three-stage life
“When you step backwards into the past, of course you know what’s going to happen next.But if you go step by step through the present, you don’t know anything about the future.”The narrative of Love in revolutionary Times is disorganized, mostly self-narrated, occasionally narrated in the third person, some like “butt grinding” confessions under the spotlight, some like uncontrolled stream-of-consciousness literature, some like skipping memories……The novel basically tells the story of “my” three periods of life, adopt different narrative angles: childhood with “memories”, working in a tofu factory with “account”, adult “I” confessed to readers……It is this sense of confusion that creates the complex life experienced by the generation born in the 1950s.The title of Love in the Revolutionary Period was created from the sentence pattern of Love in the Cholera Period by Gabriel Gabriel Marquez. “Love” is the flowing emotional change between the different historical background and individual growth of the three periods of experience, which is a profound trace of the three periods of life review connected by Freud’s psychoanalysis theory.Childhood Understanding: The Essence of “Wet Quilt Cover” In Love in revolutionary Time, when childhood memories are interwoven between stories of different stages, most of them show the ignorant sense of childlike innocence, which makes Wang Xiaobo full of grotesque context characteristics.Just like when I was six years old, I liked to go to the school playground to see the purple sky. Later, these scenes disappeared, and my heart began to be pessimistic. I liked to climb, make holes and invent things in order to “solve all the mysteries in my heart.”The tube smoke of steelmaking era, every family busy steelmaking, suddenly stopped in full swing, if interpreted from an adult perspective will be boring.A child’s memory of the purple sky is romantic and grotesque, and eventually becomes an image of the subconscious.Therefore, when I was watching a modern art exhibition in Brussels as an adult, I suddenly wrote the traditional Chinese character “Wei” on my right hand. The word “For one hundred and seventy” on the wall slogan in my childhood immediately became active and realized the subconscious memory of my childhood.Mental consciousness is fluid and latent, physical scars are the initiators of memory, a fall in steel at the age of six, a tear in the wrist clip, exposing the white fascia, leaving an impression of being wet and tied.So that the first time young spermatorrhea, wet and sticky, more clear of their own nature – a wet quilt cover, life pessimistic.As for invention, when I was 16 or 17 years old, I built a trebuchet for the needs of the group, but I only cared about the range and calculated the distance and trajectory. After the target was hit, I did not care about it, and even helped the building violators to open bottles with the trebuchet.Wang er’s various inventions and the trebuchet, the highest achievement, were the way of self-expression in that era. The unpredictable human environment and living environment made blind people lose the ability to find themselves.Freud said in “Writer and Daydream” that “the power of fantasy is unsatisfied desire, and every fantasy is the fulfillment of a desire and compensation for the unsatisfied reality”.Wang er said, “All my life, there is only one thing that really belongs to me, and that is the trebuchet.”The trebuchet is a reflection of my existence.”When I was a child I saw a purple sky and grotesque scenes and began to fantasize;Then I was starving and had nothing to eat, so the wine was more fantastical.The dreamer remains childish.”Montessori believed that the development of children is independent and perfect, all behaviors are the needs of self-development, the environment is to urge children to explore the possibility of development, children need space for free development, but the king and the second in childhood is beating, can not laugh at will, and grow up in a distorted cultural environment.The recessive incident between wang er and the female college student surnamed Color was wang er’s initial fantasy and practice of sex when he was a teenager.The scene of a toffee-smelling woman and “me” embracing naked in a grove is reminiscent of the painting of The Western myth of Adam and Eve eating forbidden fruit.”” mold” in the growth of the King 2, in the brain with furnace boilerplate as the meaning of the taboo lingering, so that two people did not produce substantive relations.Wang Xiaobo invented the script prototype of Duras’s “Lover” from the perspective of a female college student surnamed Color, but this is Wang Er, who has a romantic intersection with Duras for a second, and turns to the grotesque and repressive growth of Wang Xiaobo.In 1973, Wang er in the tofu factory when workers, men’s toilet urine pool above the emergence of a nude female image, the seriousness of the problem lies in the portrait next to be re-filled “Old Lu” name, the female factory head, from now on identified as Wang er painting, all day like Wolf sheep everywhere to catch Wang er.Twenty-two years old, this stage of wang two only do two things, one is the old Lu caught full factory run, escape finish line is the factory spire tofu room, the other is “grinding butt” by help to teach, every day by trial.Two things have distorted development, one is to be wronged, no one fair and impartial analysis of the investigation, unanimously determined that painting = painting pornography.Another thing is the female league secretary X Seahawk to help the young men into the ideological education, the two have finished the bed.Also in this stage, Wang Er found that he is colorblind, singing out of tune, body hair overweight, sensitive sense of smell, stuttering, hand instinctive reaction to quickly catch the things shaking in front of him, hemorrhoids……These signs of development of physical and physiological responses are all instinctive responses.When Freud explained the theory of human behavior motivation based on instinct, he believed that people have two instincts: one is the instinct of life, which represents the power of love and construction and points to the growth and improvement of life.The second is the instinct of death, representing the power of hate and destruction, expressed as the desire to die.Wang er in the statement and X sea eagle emotion is full of instinctive love and the power of construction.But in the house of help and education, in the upward political wind, everything is against the instinct of death: Wang Er thinks he hates X Sea Eagle too much, X Sea eagle thinks he has been tortured and raped.The instinct of death can be introverted or extroverted. When the impulse is inward, people will limit their own strength, punish and torture themselves, become masochistic, and destroy themselves in the extreme.When the impulse is directed outwards, people behave in ways that destroy, damage, conquer and violate others.In childhood is the incubation period is accompanied by chaotic environment changes, thinking and the instinctive sexual consciousness in young adults, torture each other, constantly stressed, mixed with abnormal emotion and behavior of torture and abuse, “hatred between men and women to have sex” these bizarre event burst forth from sexual repression.Environment of tension and mental repressed life, suppress thoughts, should not happen the release of emotion and lust, and X airport, arouse the lurking in his “feelings”, on him the power of sexual desire and its inhibition is a battle between form is long for X airport to bind delusion, rape.Freud argued that the aggressive component of the sexual instinct was actually a vestige of the cannibalistic desire.”There’s no distinction between hateful and lovable.” Every kind of pain has its own experience of pleasure.About the “accidental” and “random” mentioned in this period.Wang er has been emphasizing that he is the accidental world, and X Sea eagle encounter is also accidental, like rolling dice as random.Wang er is a math student, and although he doesn’t admit it, he has been pursuing the track of “self-development” and exploring the ultimate philosophical question of “who am I?”Using mathematical concepts to analyze the self leads to conclusions that are random, contingent, and prove previous experience without reference.However, according to Freud’s theory of personality formation, it is just the opposite. In all personality structures, the three levels of ego, id and superego are interwoven to form an organic whole.This theory is convinced by Wang Er, but it contains complex and uncontrollable humanistic environmental factors of “environmental conditions”, and then falls into confusion and confusion.The next best thing is that randomness and contingency are easier to explain and understand.About climbing.When wang er was a child, he liked to climb trees on the wall. The goal of climbing bricks was to see a magical world and uncover the mystery in his heart. The result was extremely disappointing, except for a pile of broken bricks, nothing.In the bean curd factory, Wang er grinding bean curd on the spire, need to climb every day, a down by the smell of stinky to faint, but for a while “squatting in the pit for a long time do not know its smell”, spire is to maintain a brief awake space;After middle age, Wang two in the “advanced intelligence” institute work, engaged in the most advanced science and technology artificial intelligence research, senior wisdom has a strong irony, Wang two life did not research target self is how to return a responsibility, as long as the interest and work “move” and white move in the self-mockery.During his advanced studies in The United States between the ages of two and thirty-five, he and his wife were immersed in the thin, open air of New Englan and could do anything they wanted but wanted nothing.From an era of repression to an era of over-openness, both geography and space have changed. Some of Wang er’s self-cognition has been self-proved, while some have become more and more confused.There are several key incidents in the US, one is working in a restaurant, proving that wearing black leather clothes = not good logic, the other is a quick wrist problem, fall in love with Miss Thailand, self-preservation instinct doubt.I read the complete works of Freud in America. I didn’t understand myself, but I seemed to understand why Lou was playing cat and mouse.In America, making money is the rule of life. Looking back, it’s still hard to understand the rules of the revolution.In the United States to know a few elderly Chinese, somewhat bizarre behavior, eat menstruation paper and so on.Childhood and youth, in the occasional cultural collision traces, revolutionary events, unexpected but inexplicable, bizarre behavior mixed together, a strange world, with scientific and logical knowledge can not be inferred.This leads to the development of some of the cultural interlayers of survival instinct, such as the enigmatic Mondalissa smile, such as stuttering and holding hands.Wang er’s youth memory is so special that dai Jinhua, a teacher, commented on the literati with this memory: “It is an important spiritual mine for Wang Xiaobo and his contemporaries.” However, in Love in the Revolutionary Period, I saw everywhere the soliloquy of a middle-aged man who preaches to be strong and never gives up pursuing himself.”Love in revolutionary Times” by Wang Xiaobo is a fictional memoir reminiscent of Gunter Grass’s memoir “Peeling the Onion.” Peeling off memories is the life experiences from the age of 12 to 32, revealing their own “past” to the world.Wang Xiaobo’s Love in the Revolutionary Period is an involuntary confession of some of the past life, which uses Freud’s theory as the framework, mostly for exposition, less for summary in an obscure way to narrate the rugged truth of individual self-development under the background of The Times.In Freud’s psychoanalysis, human behavior is controlled by irrational factors, subconscious motivation and biological instinct drive.In a specific environment, behavior is imprisoned, but thought is a combination of controlled and uncontrolled, consciousness can not be explained in a simple linear way, the development of human behavior is far more complex than we imagined.”I” the first person and “Wang Er” the third person interlacing narrative, narrative Angle is to explain the convenience, another point is to remind readers to pay attention to “is that wang er happens to be you.Taking that into account makes all the difference.”It is the complex and mixed experiences that contribute to the strange life of wang 2.People born in the 1950s are wang er’s contemporaries. What about their stories?”We all have memories like these, but no one speaks of them or draws them, so we forget them.”Use each book to explore a fundamental problem – read slowly, think long and deeply, and refuse to act short and fast.