哈利·波特:蛇怪其实从没有杀过人——理论解释

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The Basilisk menaced Hogwarts in Harry Potter's second school year, but one theory suggests that it didn't actually kill anybody, even Moaning Myrtle.

在哈利·波特的第二学年,蛇怪曾威胁过霍格沃茨的安全,但有一种理论认为,它实际上并没有杀死任何人,包括哭泣的桃金娘。

The Basilisk terrorized the students of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series, but it might not have truly killed anybody, according to one theory. Throughout Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Hogwarts students (and even a ghost) are found petrified by the beast, but one student was said to have been truly killed by it during Tom Riddle’s fifth school year. A technicality and connection to Riddle’s quest for immortality, however, may indicate that this student wasn’t actually killed by the Basilisk at all.

在《哈利·波特》系列中,蛇怪让霍格沃茨的学生们感到恐惧,但根据一种理论,它可能并没有真正杀死任何人。在《哈利·波特与密室》中,人们发现霍格沃茨的学生(甚至还有一个鬼魂)被怪兽吓呆了,据说有一个学生在汤姆·里德尔五年级时真的被野兽杀死了。然而,从技术上和里德尔对永生的追求之间的联系来看,这个学生实际上根本不是被蛇怪杀死的。

Hogwarts was founded by four prominent witches and wizards, each of whom gave their name to the four Hogwarts houses. Salazar Slytherin had a notable hatred of Muggles and witches and wizards whose blood wasn’t “pure,” causing friction between him and the other three founders. Slytherin built the Chamber of Secrets to house his Basilisk in the hopes that she’d kill all Muggle-born students one day. Tom Riddle, a.k.a Voldemort, opened the chamber when he was a student and again later via his diary, which was also one of his Horcruxes.

霍格沃茨是由四个著名的巫师建立的,他们每个人都以自己的名字命名了霍格沃茨的四个学院。萨拉查·斯莱特林非常憎恨麻瓜和血统不“纯正”的巫师,这在他和其他三位创始人之间造成了摩擦。斯莱特林建造了密室,把蛇怪藏在里面,希望有一天它能杀死所有麻瓜出身的学生。汤姆·里德尔,也就是伏地魔,在他还是学生的时候打开了密室,后来又通过日记打开了密室,日记也是他的魂器之一。

A Basilisk is a giant serpent with deadly fangs whose venom is powerful enough to destroy even a Horcrux. Most notably, looking directly into a Basilisk’s eyes is instantly fatal. An indirect Basilisk gaze, however, would only cause petrification. Myrtle Warren, a.k.a “Moaning Myrtle” allegedly died by looking into the Basilisk’s eyes, but it's actually possible that she too was only petrified. Myrtle saw the Basilisk through her glasses, which could technically make her view indirect, leaving her petrified. Tom Riddle could then, in turn, have murdered her as part of his Horcrux ritual. This theory makes sense when one considers that he’d begun creating Horcruxes during his time as a student.

蛇怪是一种有着致命毒牙的巨蛇,其毒液足以摧毁一个魂器。最明显的是,直视蛇怪的眼睛是致命的。然而,蛇怪的间接凝视只会导致石化。桃金娘·沃伦,又名“哭泣的桃金娘”,据说死于看着蛇怪的眼睛,但实际上她也可能只是被吓呆了。桃金娘透过她的眼镜看到了蛇怪,从技术上讲,这可以使她的视线变得间接,使她呆住了。然后,汤姆·里德尔就可能在他的魂器制造仪式中杀害了她。当人们考虑到他在学生时代就开始制造魂器时,这个理论就说得通了。

Horcruxes were among the most reprehensible forms of Dark Magic in Harry Potter, with their creator murdering people in cold blood to split their souls before bonding their soul fragments with an object of importance. Tom Riddle, desiring immortality, created seven Horcruxes, including his diary, which was featured prominently in Chamber of Secrets. Moaning Myrtle may have been his first victim, allowing him to make his diary his first Horcrux.

在《哈利·波特》中,魂器是最受谴责的黑魔法形式之一。魂器的创造者冷血地杀害人们,分裂他们的灵魂,然后将他们的灵魂碎片与一件重要的物品连接起来。汤姆·里德尔渴望永生,他创造了七个魂器,包括他的日记,日记在《密室》中占据了显著位置。哭泣的桃金娘可能是他的第一个受害者,这让他可以把日记当成第一个魂器。

Myrtle was a Muggle-born student, and Tom Riddle, like his ancient ancestor, Salazar Slytherin, was violently prejudiced against Muggle-born wizards and witches. This hatred was not only one of Riddle’s primary motivations in his attempted conquest of the Wizarding World but also a key factor in many of his murders when creating Horcruxes. Riddle’s other victims included his father and paternal grandparents, all of whom were, ironically, Muggles.

桃金娘是一个麻瓜出身的学生,而汤姆·里德尔和他的祖先萨拉查·斯莱特林一样,对麻瓜出身的男女巫师有着强烈的偏见。这种仇恨不仅是里德尔试图征服巫师世界的主要动机之一,也是他在制造魂器时犯下的许多谋杀案的关键因素。里德尔的其他受害者包括他的父亲和祖父母,讽刺的是,他们都是麻瓜。

Although Myrtle was viewing the Basilisk through transparent lenses, they’d still protect her from the beast’s deadly gaze. Colin Creevey, for instance, was only petrified and he looked directly at the Basilisk through a camera lens. If the Basilisk never truly killed anybody in the Harry Potter books and films, including Myrtle, her death could be used by Tom Riddle to form his first Horcrux, upending many readers' and viewers' assumptions about the giant snake.

虽然桃金娘透过透明的镜片看着蛇怪,但它们还是会保护她不受蛇怪致命目光的伤害。例如,科林·克里维只是被石化了,他通过镜头直视着蛇怪。如果蛇怪在《哈利·波特》丛书和电影中从未真正杀死任何人,包括桃金娘,那么她的死可能是被汤姆·里德尔用来制造他的第一个魂器,从而颠覆许多读者和观众对这条巨蛇的假设。

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