在影视接近尾声的地点，理查德 死后他的老母Brown太太找到 Clarissa对他说的。
“Dear Leonard, to look life in the face, always to look life in the
face, and to know it for what it is. At last, to know it ,to love it
what it is, and then, put it away. Leonard, always the years between us,
always the years, always the love, always…the hours…”
The third, Kiss. In 1923, Virginia kissed her sister Nessa. Nessa was
scared and hard to console Virginia, she left in a way more like
escaping. In 1951, Laura kissed her neighbor Kitty. Kitty also left her,
but in peace, not awkward. In 2001, Clarissa kissed Sally and only this
woman didn’t walk away. It reveals the progress of Feminism and maybe
also Lesbianism. However, what I want to argue is that under the
Feminism and Lesbianism, which viewers can see outside, it is humanity.
I notice details when they kiss. Nessa looked hesitated to when she came
and to give a kiss on the cheek. She was looking at Virginia’s lips,
very strange, and then kissed on her cheek. Kitty looked at Laura and
eyes show her desire entirely, maybe just for comfort, but she did need
that kiss. People who were kissed did need and long for kiss, but they
were scared when the kiss came true. Virginia and Laura gave their
kisses with whole courage, but reality treated them cruelly. That’s why
they became disappointed and tried to escape after kissing. It is tragic
that people can’t admit their desire and need, escaping from own heart,
like Nessa and Kitty. It is, more tragic, that people who have finally
adapted their own and be brave to show their desires, couldn’t be
accepted by this world, like Virginia and Laura.
f it is choice between Richmond and death…I choose death. You cannot
find peace by avoiding
最终， 二个女配角。 Meryl
如果 It would,
说您后悔了，那应该是件善事 be wonderful to say you regretted
那会很轻松 It would be easy
忏悔表示怎么样 but what does it mean，what does it mean to regret
当你从未选拔的时候 when you have no choice
那是你应当接受的 you get what you can bear
正是如此 there it is
未曾人会原谅自身 no one’s going to forgive me
而外离世 it was death
但自己选拔活着 I choose life
“it’s a terrible thing, to outlive your whole family. Obviously,
you…feel unworthy. Gives you feelings of unworthiness. You survive and
“I left both my children. I abandoned them. They say it’s the worst
thing a mother can do.
“You have a daughter. You’re a lucky woman.
“there are times when you don’t belong, and you think you’re going to
“It would be wonderful to say you regretted it. It would be easy. But
what does it mean? What does it mean to regret when you have no choice?
It’s what you can bear. There it’s. No one going to forgive me. It was
death I chose life.”
So, what will you choose when the essence of life becomes clear to you?
Life or Death?
那句 It’s what you can bear
At the end of the film, there is a classic rhesis said by Virginia. ‘ To
look life in the face, always to look life in the face, and to know it
for what it is. At last, to know it, to love it for what it is, and then
to put it away.’ Virginia and Richard choose death while Laura chooses
life when they all look their own lives clearly. It is a contrast. To
choose death, because they have other people’s love and they couldn’t
pay off. It is a reason when Richard said to Clarissa that he felt he
lived to satisfy her. It is a reason Richard chooses death and he can’t
bear the hours even after the party. It is a reason that Virginia can’t
live but still say thanks and love to Leonard.
What does it mean to regret when you have no choice? It’s what you can
And there it is… It was death.
I chose life.
Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more.
The second, Shoes. In 1941, Virginia drowned herself in the river out of
her house. When she is floating away with water, the shoes are left
behind. In 1952, Laura is going to kill herself in the hotel. She sits
on the edge of bed, and puts feet out of shoes slowly. In 2001, after
the conversation with Richard’s mother, Laura, Clarissa goes back to her
bedroom, takes off the shoes. Shoes, in this film, represents prison to
these women, or to say it exactly, they are chains which wrap humans
tightly. Once they take off their shoes, they could finally put
No matter what you start with, it ends up being so much less.
The first, Flowers. Virginia in 1923 started her novel with the
sentence: Mrs. Dalloway said…she would buy the flowers…herself. Please
pay attention on the last word ‘Herself’. It remarks the original of
Feminism. Women are beginning to aware that they have the desire to do
something on their own. In Virginia’s day, her maid bought blue flowers.
In 1951, an American woman, who is a young mother with a son Richard and
baby in venter. Her husband bought her yellow roses even it is the man’s
birthday. She feels upset because she even couldn’t buy flowers by
herself. It seems like that everything, even the simplest thing she
wants to do are all out of her hand. In 2001, this time is more
progressive, the third woman Clarissa Vaughan lives with her girlfriend
Sally and they have been together for ten years. Among these three women
from different times, only Clarissa put forward she wanted to buy
flowers herself and she did. It is a pity that I can’t figure out these
three types of flowers since I feel there could be some special meanings
in different types of flowers.