【翻译 | 双语】罗恩韦斯莱使用熄灯器是命中注定的吗? Was Ron Weasley always destined to need the Deluminator?

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【翻译 | 双语】罗恩韦斯莱使用熄灯器是命中注定的吗?

Was Ron Weasley always destined to need the Deluminator?

https://www.wizardingworld.com/features/was-ron-destined-to-need-deluminator

译者:忘灌鱼

From sharing corned beef sandwiches with the Boy Who Lived, to falling in love with his best friend. Why did Dumbledore choose Ron Weasley for the Put-Outer?

从和活下来的男孩分享咸牛肉三明治,到爱上他最好的朋友。为什么邓布利多选择罗恩 · 韦斯莱作为熄灯器的主人?

……“to Ronald Bilius Weasley, I leave my Deluminator, in the hope that he will remember me when he uses it.”

......“至于罗纳德·比利尔斯·韦斯莱,我把熄灯器留给他,希望当他使用熄灯器的时候会记得我。”

Albus Dumbledore left Ron the Deluminator in his will, but besides it being useful for taking the light from a place, it was unclear exactly why he had bequeathed it to Ron… until he did something devastating. He abandoned Harry and Hermione on their hunt for Horcruxes.

阿不思·邓不利多在他的遗嘱中把熄灯器留给了 Ron,但是它除了可以从一个地方取光之外,我们还不清楚他为什么要把它遗赠给 Ron... 直到他做了一件毁灭性的事情。他在寻找魂器的路上抛弃了哈利和赫敏。

We found out once he returned, of course, that he almost immediately regretted his decision and wanted to come back. Ron told Harry and Hermione that he’d heard Hermione's voice somehow. And that a ball of light from the Deluminator had guided him – had floated right into his chest, right by his heart and brought him back to them.

当然,一旦他回来,我们就发现他几乎是立刻地后悔了自己的决定而想要回来。罗恩告诉哈利和赫敏,他好像听到了赫敏的声音。那个从熄灯器发出的光球引导着他——正好漂到他的胸口,正好经过他的心脏,把他带回到他们身边。

Harry mulls this over when thinking about Dumbledore: ‘You gave Ron the Deluminator. You understood him ... you gave him a way back ...’ And now we're mulling it over too. What exactly did Dumbledore understand about the youngest Weasley brother? Were there any clues in Ron's life at Hogwarts, from his personality, from the trials and tribulations he'd faced, that meant he was going to leave his friends – but always want to return?

哈利在想到邓布利多的时候仔细考虑了一下: “你给了罗恩熄灯器。你理解他... 你给了他一条回去的路... ’现在我们也在考虑这个问题。邓布利多对韦斯莱家最小的弟弟到底了解多少?罗恩在霍格沃茨的生活中有没有留下什么线索,从他的个性,从他所面临的考验和磨难中得以看出他有离开朋友的倾向——但总是想要回来?

Young Ron Weasley was a firm friend to Harry Potter from the start, though he was unsure of himself and his family – within moments of meeting Harry he defended his mum making him sandwiches, uncomfortably saying she didn't have a lot of time. This feeling of inadequacy followed Ron around right from the start – not helped by Draco Malfoy spouting things like: ‘No need to ask who you are. My father told me all the Weasleys have red hair, freckles and more children than they can afford.’

小罗恩 · 韦斯莱从一开始就是哈利 · 波特的好朋友,尽管他对自己和家人缺乏信心——在见到哈利的那一刻,他为妈妈给他做三明治辩护,不安地说她没有太多时间。这种不适感从一开始就一直伴随着罗恩——德拉科 · 马尔福滔滔不绝地说: “不用问你是谁。”我父亲告诉我,所有韦斯莱家的人都是红头发,脸上有雀斑,生的孩子都超出了他们的负担能力。

And it wasn't just other witches and wizards Ron couldn't help but compare himself too. Ron had his five older brothers to contend with. Once he arrived at Hogwarts, Percy was already a Prefect, and later became Head Boy. Fred and George were known for being hilarious but also played excellently on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Not to mention that Bill was also Head Boy and Charlie was captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team in their Hogwarts years. Unsurprising therefore that young Ron Weasley saw himself as the best of all his brothers in the Mirror of Erised – succeeding as they had and more – revealing the depth of the superiority complex he had already no doubt developed.

不仅仅是其他巫师和女巫,罗恩也情不自禁地拿自己做比较。罗恩有五个哥哥的压力要面对。一到霍格沃茨,珀西就已经是级长了,后来成了学生主席。弗雷德和乔治以幽默著称,而且他们还在格兰芬多魁地奇队表现出色。更不用说比尔也是学生主席,而查理还是霍格沃茨格兰芬多魁地奇队的队长。因此,小罗恩韦斯莱在厄里斯魔镜中渴望的是自己是他们家最优秀的孩子并不奇怪——而且更能说明他无疑已经形成的对于优越感的渴望的深度。

By Harry and Ron's fourth year, being friends with the famous Harry Potter was starting to grate on Ron, and it became a wedge that drove them apart quickly and easily. Ron had shown his stubbornness and his unwillingness to see a different point of view at times, back in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – refusing to speak to Hermione for ages because he thought her cat had killed Scabbers. But then in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, being in Harry Potter's shadow became far too much when Harry was somehow entered into the Triwizard Tournament. During their weeks of silence, Hermione tried to explain it to Harry, which gave us a good insight into Ron's character:

到了哈利和罗恩的第四个学年,和著名的哈利波特成为朋友开始惹恼罗恩,这成为了一个楔子,很快很容易地把他们离间了。早在哈利·波特与阿兹卡班囚徒的时候,罗恩就表现出他的固执和不愿意看到不同的观点——他一直拒绝和赫敏说话,因为他认为她的猫杀死了斑斑。但是到了哈利·波特与火焰杯中,当哈利以某种方式参加三强争霸赛的时候,哈利波特带给他的阴影变得太大了。在几个星期的沉默期间,赫敏试图向哈利解释这件事,这让我们对罗恩的性格有了很好的了解:

“... Ron's got all those brothers to compete against at home, and you're his best friend, and you're really famous – he's always shunted to one side whenever people see you, and he puts up with it, and he never mentions it, but I suppose this is just one time too many ...”

“ ... ... 罗恩在家里有那么多兄弟要和他竞争,而你是他最好的朋友,你真的很出名——每当人们看到你的时候,他总是躲到一边,他忍受了这一点,但他从来没有提到过,但我想这只真的太超过他的接受范围了... ... ”

Ron's superiority complex only got worse with the onset of teenage hormones. And it wasn't just about Harry specifically anymore, it was anyone. His temper was very easily raised by Ginny teasing him about not having kissed anyone – she used Harry kissing Cho, and Hermione kissing Krum, as examples, which can't have helped at all. And then suddenly in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry was the Chosen One, and Ron was… well… still just Ron Weasley, Harry Potter's best friend. And it just wasn't enough anymore. Interestingly, this didn't seem to bother Hermione, but perhaps it was because she – unlike Ron – was hyper logical. She could rationalise out those feelings, whereas Ron was more of an emotional person (some might say hot-headed) – plus, she was an only child and had her own thing – being the brightest witch of her age.

随着青少年荷尔蒙的发作,罗恩对优越感的渴望越来越强烈。这已经不仅仅是关于哈利的事情了,而是关于所有人。金妮取笑他没有吻过任何人,这很容易激怒了他——她用哈利吻秋和赫敏吻克鲁姆作为例子,这一点也帮不上忙。然后突然在哈利·波特与混血王子中,哈利成了被选中的那个人,而罗恩... ... 好吧... ... 仍然只是罗恩韦斯莱,哈利波特最好的朋友。但这已经不够了。有趣的是,这似乎并没有困扰赫敏,但也许是因为她——不像罗恩——逻辑性很强。她可以为这些感觉找到合理的解释,而罗恩更多的算是一个情绪化的人(有些人可能会说是头脑发热) ,况且她是独生女(没有家庭竞争的压力),有自己可为之骄傲的事情——她是她这个年纪最聪明的女巫。

It's likely that the strength of Ron's superiority complex, combined with his stubbornness, made it easy for someone or something to get inside Ron's head and make him do something he didn't really, at base, want to do. It comes as no surprise therefore that Slytherin's necklace affected him so badly, and once all those feelings of inadequacy had built up he couldn't shake them, even without the necklace on.

很可能是罗恩对优越感渴望的强度,加上他的固执,让某人或某事很容易借机操控罗恩的思考,让他做一些他根本不想做的事情。因此,斯莱特林的项链对他的影响如此之大也就不足为奇了。一旦这种不适感累积起来,即使没有项链,他也无法摆脱。

But Dumbledore giving Ron the Deluminator wasn't just about him being the most likely of the Golden Trio to walk away from the other three. It was about him wanting to come back – after all, why give someone a magical object that means they can return to those they love, if they're not going to use it? Of course we can only guess, but it's hard to imagine Hermione – once she'd made up her mind – going back on a decision to leave, as she would have reasoned the whole thing out far too hard for that.

但邓布利多送给罗恩熄灯器不仅仅是因为他是最有可能离开其他人的黄金三人组成员。这是关于他想回来——毕竟,熄灯器意味着使用者可以回到他爱的人身边,如果他不打算使用熄灯器,那给予又有什么意义呢?当然,我们只能猜测,但是很难想象赫敏这种人使用熄灯器——一旦她下定决心离开——重新归来的决定将不太会有几率被选择,因为她已经把整个事情推理得太复杂了。

Ron was brave, like a true Gryffindor, but he was also very humble. It might have taken him a while to apologise when he was angry at Harry or Hermione, but he wasn't afraid to admit his mistakes. He was also an extremely loyal friend, and always did the right thing, in the end. And Dumbledore would have known this. Even in Ron's very first year at Hogwarts he volunteered to sacrifice himself in McGonagall's giant chess game, so that Harry could rescue the Philosopher's Stone. In Chamber of Secrets, he was mortally afraid of spiders but followed Harry into the Forbidden Forest anyway – because he'd never have thought to truly abandon a friend to their fate. He fought for and alongside his friends time and time again – in Dumbledore's Army, in the Battle of Hogwarts – and he was afraid, but he fought anyway.

罗恩很勇敢,就像一个真正的格兰芬多一样,但他也很谦虚。当他生哈利或者赫敏的气时,他可能需要一段时间来准备道歉,但是他并不害怕承认自己的错误。他也是一个非常忠诚的朋友,到重要关头总是做了正确的事。邓布利多是知道这点的。甚至在罗恩在霍格沃茨的第一年,他就自愿在麦格的巨型象棋游戏中牺牲自己,以便哈利能够拯救魔法石。在《密室》中,他非常害怕蜘蛛,但还是跟随哈利进入了禁林——因为他从来没有想过真正地把一个朋友抛弃给他们的运气。他一次又一次地为他的朋友们战斗——在邓布利多军,在霍格沃茨之战中——他很害怕,但无论如何他还是会为朋友们而战。

And Dumbledore would have known this too.

而这点,邓布利多也是知道的。

The Patronuses of witches and wizards take their forms for a reason, and Ron's terrier is one of the most tenacious, loving and loyal dogs around. Ron might have left Hermione and Harry in a moment of jealousy and bad judgment – but he was always going to come back. It was decided the moment he faced that mountain troll alongside Harry Potter and Hermione Granger.

巫师们的守护神之所以是他们的守护神是有原因的,而罗恩的梗犬是最顽强、最可爱、最忠诚的狗之一。罗恩可能会在嫉妒赫敏和哈利以致进行了错误判断的时候离开他们——但是他总会回来的。当最初他与哈利波特和赫敏·格兰杰一起面对巨怪的时候,这一切就已经能看清了。

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