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  If it goes ahead, it will be one of Scotland’s smallest and most
unusual community buy-outs。

Her jailers were very kind and lenient to her because of her good
behaviour, and she was allowed to go around town, enabling her to
experience the modern, bourgeois lifestyle, with all its lavishness, its
lack of physical labour, and its emphasis on image. By the time she
returned home, she kept these things with her, which had a major effect
on family life.

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She had two sons with Isak, named Eleseus and Sivert. Isak taught them
much about life in the wilderness, disregarding more sophisticated
education as he “apparently thought it better for men to grow up without
book-knowledge”.

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This rather idyllic lifestyle was briefly interrupted when Geissler, the
sheriff, came over to tell Isak to pay for his land, though he was very
generous to Isak and the matter was ultimately of little consequence,
other than serving as an introduction for Isak to the world outside,
including concepts he had never thought of previously such as land
ownership and the State.

  英格兰洲大学器晚成座小岛上的居住者计划购销地点风姿浪漫幢在冷战时期被用来做监视观察的楼房并将其退换成供游客聆听鲸鱼歌声的风物。以下是
Colin Blane 的简报。

Barbro, Brede’s eldest daughter, is an example of the same trait of
rootlessness in women, having travelled to many cities in her lifetime,
never being particularly attached to a single place. This is reflected
in her love life, as she develops a relationship with Eleseus for a
brief period of time, and while Eleseus thinks himself romantically
committed to her, she forgets about him within weeks, eventually
entering an unhappy marriage with Axel Strom, one of Isak’s neighbours.
Additionally, she serves as a depiction of what Inger may have become
had the spirit of modern, urban society rooted itself more deeply within
her. There are many aspects of her life that make her similar and yet
contrasting with Inger. Her husband Axel is similar to Isak, being the
only other man who could build and maintain a proper settlement, though
he is rather mediocre when compared to Isak and far less ambitious. Like
Inger, she was born in the village and eventually moved out into the
wilds, but she was beautiful all her life and never suffered as Inger
did. She had also killed one of her children before her engagement to
Axel, and her child with him died as well, though it is unknown whether
this was done on purpose. Barbro is entirely unrepentant about her
having killed her child, and rather than burying it in a small grave to
mourn it, she left the corpse to float down the river to dispose of it,
caring little about the child and only wanting to get away with the
deed.

  There are plans for a visitor centre, with a dark skies night
observatory。 Other attractions include unexplored sea caves and cliff
climbs which have never been tackled。

Eventually the mine becomes inoperable, causing all the workmen to
leave, and Isak manages to bring Inger back into the fold.

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As a result of their lack of connection to the soil, their stay in the
wilderness is short-lived: Brede is a highly incompetent farmer who is
eventually forced off his land by circumstance, and Aronsen, who came to
set up a trading station for the mine, has nothing to do once the mine
shut down. By contrast, Isak and Sivert are strongly tied to their land,
and do not prioritize profit.

  But local people are convinced the old base could help transform the
economy of the area。 Where Aird Uig once listened out for possible
enemy attack, it’s hoped a hydrophone could be placed in the sea to
pick up the sound of whales。

The foreman only cares about money, and believes that nothing could
possibly take priority over his offer, whereas Sivert prioritizes his
father’s building project, sacrificing the potentially large sum of
money he could earn from sending his horses to help in order to focus on
building up his home.

  have never been tackled未有被后生可畏锅端、被攀缘

She became far more prideful and uncaring. Instead of merely being
Isak’s humble wife, she attracted all the girls from the village to show
them around her home. Instead of helping Isak with farm work, she
demanded that he should hire a servant girl. She became very eager to
show off to other women, which was very much unlike her old self.

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However, when summer arrives, and workmen from outside the village come
to work on a mine that was found near Isak’s land, she starts showing
herself off again, vying for the attention of these young men. Her
relationship with Isak becomes more strained as he finds her constantly
being around them, talking and dancing with them, and one night, she
even runs off with one of them into a secluded area in the woods,
disappearing for an unusually long time before being found by Isak.

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  derelict弃置的,废弃的

Centred around a small rural community of settlers in the wilderness on
the outskirts of a Norwegian town, the novel takes us through the life
of Isak Sellanraa, whose perseverance and daring allowed him to conquer
and shape the unexplored wilderness, yet whose virtues as a pioneer go
largely unappreciated by his wife and firstborn son, who have spent time
in town and only have minds for luxuries and extravagance.

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Isak’s other modernized family member, however, does not return to the
family’s traditional lifestyle. Eleseus, his firstborn son, had always
been more of an intellectual than his brother Sivert, and he did well at
school when the two brothers were eventually sent there after Inger’s
return. When he grew up, he decided to work in the village, and
gradually his ambitions of being wealthy grew, pulling him further and
further away from his family in search of business and money.
Eventually, he left Norway altogether, seeking a new life in America.

  When the top secret radio and radar station was established on the
headland at Aird Uig 60 years ago, it was part of Nato’s early warning
system against Soviet submarines and aircraft。 Now the Ministry of
Defence has no further use for the derelict buildings and the windswept
clifftop site。

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  Whale song could help turn an old surveillance station into a
tourist attraction

As winter comes, however, Inger herself takes note of these changes,
realizing that they are for the worse. Faced with the hardships of
winter and plagued by her conscience, she attempts to become the way she
was before her prison sentence, dressing as modestly as she can and
forcing herself to do physical labour. Isak pities her and thinks she
works too hard, but she insists and he lets her go on with it.

  unexplored未开拓的

Brede Olsen and Aronsen were both at least fairly well-off before
leaving their urban homes to settle the uninhabited land, with Aronsen
in particular being considerably rich, and both already had families
that they brought along with them. Their connection to the soil is very
superficial, with both of them only deciding to move to the wilderness
because they see an opportunity to make money, and Aronsen having
everything he needs pre-built before even settling down and hiring a
team of construction workers to set it all up.

  warning system警告系统

Inger initially came to Isak after he had been asking passing strangers
to spred the words around the village for a woman to help him on his
farm. Nobody was willing to go except her. She was modest, plain, and
not particularly attractive in her appearance, with her large build and
cleft palate. Isak found her to be a perfect match for him, as she
likely would not have come were it not for her disfiguration, and he was
not particularly attractive himself, resembling “a man seen through the
flaw of a window-pane”. She was awed by Isak’s farm and constantly
praised him while he was working, and while she spent most of her time
in the hut, she was eager to assist him.

美高梅手机版,Inger’s time in Trondhjem was the cause of her “corruption”.

Although he is depicted as a good man who is very loyal and helpful to
his friend Isak, using the advantages he has over Isak as a city-dweller
who is familiar with the money and the law to help him get Inger out of
jail and give him a larger share from his business dealings, he is also
shown in a pathetic light. He is restless, always moving about from
place to place, and it has clearly taken its toll on him, as he appears
to be worse off with each subsequent visit he makes to Isak’s home. His
appearance is disheveled, his eyes are red, his pockets are empty, and
his behaviour is anxious and frantic, yet he helps Isak whenever he can.
Good-hearted and generous by nature, Geissler is poisoned by the
circumstances of modernity, and though the qualities of his soul endure
for the most part, his physical condition suffers greatly. 

Outside of Isak’s family, several other characters are heavily
influenced by modernity, which is shown to be the source of their
greatest flaws. They are Isak’s neighbours Brede Olsen, Aronsen, and
their families, as well as Geissler, the sheriff who eventually lost his
job and became a good friend of Isak.

Written in the early twentieth century, a time when the modernization of
society was occurring at a highly extensive rate, with Growth of the
Soil Knut Hamsun encapsulates his reverence towards traditional life, as
well as his worry that the rapid changes around him would encroach upon
this way of life and eventually drive it out of existence.

Growth of the Soil presents Isak and his traditional lifestyle as a
bulwark against the world outside his community, which is depicted to be
rife with greed, vanity, and immorality, and constantly encroaching upon
the rugged, pioneering ways of rural men like him.

This is a recurring theme that highlights the contrast between Isak,
Sivert, and the more urban men: Isak and Sivert are hard-working, but do
not seek profit, preferring to life off the land and strengthen their
ties to the soil, while Brede and Aronsen desire money over anything
else, which Hamsun takes to be the epitome of the modern man.

Geissler mainly serves to show another facet of modernized men: their
rootlessness.

The expanding influence of modernity has a major impact on Isak’s
family, with the prime example of this being his wife Inger.

The first major disruption came from Inger; after she gave birth to her
third child, she saw that she had a cleft palate and killed her on the
spot, not wanting her daughter to suffer as she did in her childhood due
to the same deformity. Her infanticide was discovered, and she was sent
to the city of Trondhjem (now Trondheim) to serve her prison sentence,
which was cut down from life to eight years due to Geissler negotiating
with authorities on Isak’s behalf. When she returned to the village, she
brought back a new daughter named Leopoldine, with whom she had been
pregnant before being sent off, but most importantly, she had become
accustomed to urban life. She had been treated well during her prison
sentence, and when she returned, Isak could hardly recognize her. She
and Leopoldine were dressed in expensive clothing, and she had her cleft
palate sewn up.

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