İki Şehrin Hikayesi – A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)

By | October 1, 2014

Charles Dickens kitabının girişinde Fransız ihtilali ve sanayi devrimi hakkında aşağıdaki edebi ifadeyi kullanmıştır.

“Zamanların en iyisiydi, zamanların en kötüsüydü, hem akıl çağıydı, hem aptallık, hem inanç devriydi, hem de kuşku, Aydınlık mevsimiydi, Karanlık mevsimiydi, hem umut baharı, hem de umutsuzluk kışıydı, hem her şeyimiz vardı, hem hiçbir şeyimiz yoktu, hepimiz ya doğruca cennete gidecektik ya da tam öteki yana – sözün kısası, şimdikine öylesine yakın bir dönemdi ki, kimi yaygaracı otoriteler bu dönemin, iyi ya da kötü fark etmez, sadece ‘daha’ sözcüğü kullanılarak diğerleriyle karşılaştırılabileceğini iddia ederdi.”

 

Dickens’s famous opening sentence introduces the universal nature of the book and the drama depicted within:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Tale_of_Two_Cities

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