2009年8月11日 格林尼治标准时间15:06北京时间23:06

Tarzan Arrives In Paris 泰山抵达巴黎

By Emma Jane Kirby, BBC Correspondent, Paris

An extract from a Tarzan comic

Have you ever read a Tarzan comic?

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Background: 泰山是个家喻户晓的名字,他频繁出现在书籍,电影和广播节目中。现在巴黎的一家博物馆决定为这位100年前虚构的丛林英雄举办一次特别的展览-泰山展。


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He had the instincts of an animal and the intellect of a man and now Tarzan, the world's first adult jungle hero, has swung into his own exhibition at a Paris museum.

The loinclothed, muscled ape man is celebrated amid all the Western stereotypical views of Africa of the early twentieth century.

A picture of Tarzan, Jane and Cheeta the chimpanzee from a Tarzan film

Tarzan has appeared in books, cartoons and films

His creator, the American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, had never visited Africa, and unwittingly placed Tarzan in a jungle which was populated by tigers and which stretched from the Belgian Congo to Rhodesia.

The exhibition also traces the impact of Darwinism and evolutionary theory in the Tarzan story.

But for anyone looking for lighter relief, there's also an opportunity to practise your Tarzan jungle yell.

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Questions

1. Was the fictional character Tarzan a hero or a villain?

Tarzan was a goodie, he was a heroic character.

2. What kind of clothing did Tarzan often wear?

Tarzan wore a loincloth.

3. Where did the writer, Edgar Rice Burroughs, set the Tarzan novels?

The Tarzan novels are mostly set in a jungle stretching from the Belgian Congo (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

4. What serious theories are reflected in this new Tarzan exhibition?

The exhibition traces the impact of Darwinism and evolutionary theory.


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