In an era of extremely developed information, I sometimes wonder, where is the unique value and necessity of literary narration in the face of the vastness of the world and its rapid spread of all kinds of tricks? When we try to enter a life and get close to a character in a literary way, in addition to the drama and causality that seem to be clear and clear, the normal life and spiritual world of contemporary people, which are often overlooked in daily life, actually exist in contemporary people. The things in the book may be the greatest interest of the writers, and the many mysteries hidden in it are also slowly unfolded. In the context of this era of information explosion, literary writing highlights its unique mission and charm.
Lu Dekun's novella "Role Play" is particularly suitable for supporting this quality of literature. Opening the novel, it is just three men and women with ordinary diets, ordinary or even somewhat boring life and life, the general outline of the story and characters are not unfamiliar, they are all those thoughts, emotions and inventory calculations that have long been familiar in real life and text narration. . However, the beauty of this novel is that it cuts into the ordinary life of ordinary people from the perspective of "role-playing". The three characters in the novel, Xue Bing, Yu Zhongping, and Ran Ran, the love between the three people is quiet and dark. These apparently strong and dramatic inconsistencies have not become the focus of the author's narrative. He is interested in showing them. And what is discussed is each of them's sense of "role" based on different scenarios and moods. In the two-person world, Xue Bing identified herself as a "housewife" during the process of buying Taiyao, worrying about her "virtuous value" and "girlfriend power" from time to time, but when she turned around, she reminded herself that she must be a "person with her own house" , Self-positioning and dependence in a relationship and "just a personal thing" go back and forth in her consciousness, colliding with each other and supporting each other; the other heroine of the novel, Ran Ran, is determined and often determined, vowed and supported. Chang Favor's contradictions are repeated, and she enjoys practicing her role as an assistant screenwriter; while Yu Zhongping, the male lead in the three-person relationship, "looks like an office worker", and turns around and becomes Xue Bing's interviewer again, as a man In the memory of the woman Xue Bing, "there is the potential of a comedian"... The three are also screenwriters, all three try to clearly define their own life and life inside and outside the drama, but they often fall into the entanglement of too deep drama and indifferent watching.
There is an interesting plot in the novel: Yu Zhongping accidentally discovered and photographed an expression of Xue Bing, and it was "very unfamiliar and did not match any frame in her private video library... A person can be said to be another person; but the one in the picture is indeed himself.” When I read this for the first time, I understood that the author was emphasizing that Xue Bing realized self-discovery and understanding from an angle in the moment when others inadvertently captured his own expression. And then read it later, when Xue Bing looked at Ran Ran's circle of friends, she saw a selfie of her. Ran Ran in the photo had "a clear sense of deja vu", which seemed to be somewhat similar to herself. But the breath that can be clearly felt is similar. "The shadow may want to deny the relationship with the deity, or maybe he doesn't want to leave but wants to leave, but can he leave?" - This is Xue Bing's doubt in the novel, and it is probably the proposition that the author wants to explore in depth.
The so-called "role-playing" is actually a different aspect of a person. Perhaps, a person who looks simple and peaceful on the outside actually has a rich and complex inner world, and the different aspects of people are just the different manifestations of this complexity and richness - the known and the unexpected, the known and the unknown , the familiar and the unfamiliar. In his previous works, Lu Dekun prefers to express the inner world of young people in those times, their unspeakable loneliness and sensitivity in the passage of time and world affairs, as well as the division and entanglement that intersect within a person. In "Role Playing", the author continues this focus of observing and telling life. Xue Bing, Yu Zhongping and Ran Ran are the most common and most characteristic men and women in current urban life. Sorrow and abundance are complex, both individual and collective. And literature, as a sense of human nerve endings, one of its functions is to perceive, explore and present this richness and complexity. Therefore, in the sense of literature, who can insist that Xiaolongnu and Li Mochou cannot be different character sides of the same person, and who can confirm that the "Sheldon" outfit (from the American TV series "The Big Bang Theory", commonly used To ridicule that kind of childish, horny person with great personality) and the man under the Sherlock Holmes dress is the same person?