"To peer inside cages"

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Thaís Miassu

New Member
This is from Rowling's speech at Harvard.

"And many prefer not to exercise their imaginations at all. They choose to remain comfortably within the bounds of their own experience, never troubling to wonder how it would feel to have been born other than they are. They can refuse to hear screams or to peer inside cages; they can close their minds and hearts to any suffering that does not touch them personally; they can refuse to know."

What's the meaning of "peer inside cages", and how can I translate it into Portuguese?

Thanks :)
  • patriota

    Senior Member
    Pelo contexto, é só outra imagem mental chocante. Essa gente recusa-se a "ouvir os gritos" e "espiar/observar as jaulas" por não querer ver como é o mundo de feras em que as pessoas menos afortunadas vivem.

    Tradução do Potterish:

    Potterish said:
    Eles podem se recusar a ouvir os gritos ou espreitar dentro das grades; eles podem fechar suas mentes e corações para qualquer sofrimento que não os toquem pessoalmente; eles podem se recusar a saber.
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