her breast dared to be gone in peace, she held nothing

longxianchen

Senior Member
chinese
Hi,
Here are some words from the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover(the second paragraph, page 255, chapter 12) by Lawrence (planetebook,here):

She clung in a sudden anguish of terror. But it came with a strange slow thrust of peace, the dark thrust of peace and a ponderous, primordial tenderness, such as made the world in the beginning. And her terror subsided in her breast, her breast dared to be gone in peace, she held nothing. She dared to let go everything, all herself and be gone in the flood.

The sentence in blue is a little confusing for me.
Now I rephrase the part as: her heart/chest(=breast, I guess) was brave enough to enjoy the sexual intercourse(=be gone) peacefully(=in peace), (and) she didn't hold back/reserve anything(=held nothing).
Am I right please?
Thank you in advance
 
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  • PaulQ

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    UK
    English - England
    As I read it:
    And her terror subsided in her breast, -> And her terror subsided in her mind
    her breast dared to be gone in peace, -> her anxiety departed without resistance or objection
    she held nothing. -> She retained nothing [of the anxiety].
    She dared to let go everything, -> she released all her inhibitions
    all herself -> all of herself
    and be gone in the flood. -> and be carried away on a flood [of pleasure]
     
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