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△ 231｜Evil people in the book have evil consequences, and good people in the world have no good end
When I was talking about Cao Amo that day, I actually left an introduction to this topic.
Chinese storytelling has always paid attention to the basic principle of “good and evil will be rewarded in the end”, otherwise the ending will be stuck in an ending where good is not good and evil is not rewarded, which will make people feel heartbroken. Up to now, maybe it will be reported by some parents who are full of positive energy and can’t see condom advertisements in the elevator, saying that the ending of such a story will teach their children bad. For example, there has been a very outrageous rumor in the past two days, saying that it is a new “Minions” for children. Maybe because the ending of the film “does not conform to the principle of “good and evil will be rewarded”, in Universal Studios China In the special edition, a longer plot may be added, so that this cartoon with the “thief” as the protagonist of the story can have a qualified, legal, and national ending. Although I think this statement is outrageous, it is more like a whole paragraph, but if it is true, it does not seem to be surprising.
From another point of view, if the client encounters some kind of good and evil ending, it may evaluate a person’s life in reverse. For example, a person in reality eventually dies in a fatal accident or in all ways that people can define as “evil retribution”. Although people will express pity, more often they will evaluate this person’s definition in the opposite direction – he may not be A so-called good person, no matter how many good things he usually does, but he has suffered such injustice, maybe he has done all the bad things behind his back. Worst of all, if people still have a little conscience, they won’t judge a person’s life or death, but can only say the sadness and sadness of “good people don’t end well”. There are some people who are recognized as wicked people, but in the end they never met a righteous ending from heaven, and they even lived more leisurely than those who wanted him to suffer evil retribution at all times. The universal value of “reward” has become invalid again, and there is a feeling of collapse of belief – it is precisely because in the real world that there are too many evil people who have not received evil retribution, and too many good people have not received a good death, people are eager for this “basic principle” to become a reality. A clear-text code, at least in what they consider an educational template, needs to be a norm. So on the contrary, the evil people in the book have bad consequences, and the good people in the world have a good end or not, they pretend to not see it.
If you think about it, even the so-called forbidden books such as “Jin Ping Mei” follow the principle of “evil people in books have evil consequences”.
The seven women in the book have seven different but educational endings. The wife of the main house, Wu Yueniang, is a standard “good person”. She doesn’t fight for profits. Even if Ximen Qing has six bedrooms and an affair maid, Wu Yueniang has never done any plots of harming people and winning favors – so she is ” A good person”, naturally also received a “good death”, and died at the end of his life after returning to his parents’ home. But this doesn’t seem to be the end of the good people “liked” by the Chinese. She is obviously a good person, so why is it just such a rough ending? That’s because you have to learn the logical deduction of “more than less than the other” .
The second wife, Li Jiaoer, is a prostitute herself, and loves money like her life. She is extremely unsocial in this “big family”, and her feelings for Ximen Qing are nothing but the same. After Ximen Qing died, she even ran away with her property, and she didn’t want to spend it in the gate of this mansion, which was not Chunlou but Chunlou. In the end, she married another wealthy businessman as a concubine. Although Li Jiaoer came from a poor and lowly background compared to the main house, and there is still a matter of stealing chickens and dogs, why can she remarry a wealthy businessman and live a life of fine clothes and food? That’s because you have to keep looking down and compare her “lucky” with other’s “unfortunate”.
Meng Yulou, the wife of the third room, has a very interesting character setting. According to the faction coordinates of Dungeons and Dragons, the wife of the main room is “neutral and kind” and Li Jiao’er is “chaotic and kind”, and Meng Yulou is “lawful”. Kind”. She can be regarded as one of the few “absolutely good people” in the whole story. She was a widow for her deceased husband. After being married by Ximen Qing and returning to the mansion, she did not fight for it. Later, after Ximenqing’s death, he followed the wife of Dafang to be a widow, and it was not until he was favored by the magistrate’s son that he got a “good man has a good death” ending. As her character, she is destined to get such a “Happy Ending”, otherwise the “reward for good and evil” in the story will not have educational significance – of course, is this book really used to educate people?
Sun Xue’e, the wife of the fourth room, is not as good as Li Jiao’er in the plot of the six rooms and one maid, or she has always played the role of a “subordinate”. The fun of her role is that she “confronted” the “absolutely evil” pair of Pan Jinlian and Chunmei, and because she was opposed to the “wicked”, she naturally acquired the status of a “good person”. But she is not an absolute “good person”-Pan Jinlian was in front of Ximen Qing and Sun Xue’e, but after Ximen Qing’s death, Sun Xue’e instigated Pan Jinlian to drive away. When Sun Xue’e was chewing her ears next to Mrs. Dafang, she exposed Pan Jinlian and Chunmei who had an affair with Chen Jingjing. She breathed a sigh of relief, but she also bore the title of “villain”. In the end, she was sold to the Zhou Guard House, but instead she became Chunmei’s servant. Their grievances were not broken until the end. In the end, she was sold as a prostitute and forced to hang herself. It wasn’t a happy ending, but at least she had a choice about her own death—and she deserved it, because she played that “little man” character in the book.
Needless to say, Pan Jinlian, the wife of the fifth room, is of course the most representative of “bad people have bad consequences”. She first murdered her husband and remarried Ximen Qing. After passing through the door, he was still restless, and had an affair with his servant and son-in-law. In short, she is the kind of character who does bad things, so naturally she will not have a good end. For example, after his adultery with his son-in-law Chen Jingjing was revealed, Wu Yueniang was expelled from Ximen Mansion. Afterwards, Wu Song was dismembered, beheaded, and corpse on the street. All of this can be regarded as her retribution. Having said that, there are many people who feel that she is “pity”.
Liu Fang’s wife, Li Ping’er, is similar to Pan Jinlian. Although she is not the kind of prostitute, she represents another character who is not obscene but disloyal. She was Liang Zhongshu’s concubine, and later remarried Hana Zixu. Hua Zixu is Ximen Qing’s sworn brother. The two often go to the wine pond and meat forest. When Ximen Qing first met Hua Zixu’s wife Li Ping’er, they fell in love. After Hua Zixu died young, Ximen Qing planned to marry Li Ping’er, but suddenly In the case of the coup, Ximen Qing had no time for Li Ping’er, but Li Ping’er couldn’t bear the loneliness and recruited Jiang Zhushan. Jiang Zhushan couldn’t satisfy Li Ping’er and was kicked out of the house. In the end, Li Ping’er took her deceased husband’s belongings and successfully remarried Ximen. Celebrate. Although she is not a “good person”, she is the only woman in the text who has received Ximen Qing’s true love, and is also Ximen Qing’s favorite woman. Although Li Ping’er is unfaithful, she is not evil, but she must die, because there are already three “good people” who are good from beginning to end, and she is the character that Ximen Qing, a “wicked person” likes. According to Chinese logic, Li Ping’er is naturally a “wicked person”. Li Ping’er gave birth to Ximen Qing’s son Guan Ge’er. Pan Jinlian was jealous and held a grudge, so he planned to frighten Guan Ge’er to death. After the child died, Li Ping’er also died in depression.
“Jin Ping Mei” also has a “Plum”. The maid Chunmei was not a “damn” character from the beginning. She was Pan Jinlian’s maid. Because of the existence of the “absolute villain” Pan Jinlian, she is also the master and servant with Pan Jinlian. According to Chinese-style logic, because Pan is an “absolute villain”, Chunmei who is similar to her must also be “a villain”. The two masters and servants had an affair with Chen Economics. After the incident, Pan Jinlian was kicked out of the house, and Chunmei was kept for food and sold to Zhou Shouji as a concubine. Of course, she is not considered a “great good”. In the balance of good and evil, she must “die” to follow the principle of retribution for good and evil. After remarrying, Chunmei exposed her lasciviousness, had affairs with different people, and finally died in the arms of her concubine because of tuberculosis – this “bad fruit” seems to have a bit of “human touch”.
So you see, with the comparison of good and evil, readers will naturally come to the conclusion of “damn” and “don’t die”, because they hope that the rule of “good and evil will pay off” can bring positive and correct guidance— —In the book, I saw the end of the wicked with evil consequences. I turned my head and cursed those who think that the wicked in reality must have a bad death. I lamented that a good person did not have a good death, and I have to think one more step: he may also be damned.
My wife watched “Jin Ping Mei” and yelled, “Damn the bitch, damn it!”
My husband watched “Jin Ping Mei” and yelled, “Damn Ximen Qing, damn it!”
Wife: Why do you only scold Ximen Qing, the women in the book?
Husband: Hey! What a pity!
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