Call me by your name is not a complicated story. it was a story about the brief love of two young men in summer,a story about first love.The story took place in the Italian Riviera in the eighties, and every summer, seventeen-year-old Elio will spend the holidays with his family. Taking in summer guests was Elio’s parents’ way of helping young academics revise a manuscript before publication. This year, they shared the holiday time,there cames a 24-year-old guest who from the United States. He is Oliver ,a college student. Tall, handsome and warm and cheerful Oliver soon got the love of their family.
As time goes on,A fatal attraction came to between Elio and Oliver, but the shackles of gender and age prevent them from taking the crucial step. In the end, the surge of passion broke through the lines between Elio and Oliver, and the two began a relationship that was doomed to fail.With summer gone.Oliver had gone too,before he leave,they traveled to Rome,enjoyed the last moment of love.Then they broke up at the railway station.Oliver was born in a traditional Jewish family. Their family and the public are against homosexuality in that period,they considered it is a disease.In the second year,Oliver chose to tell Elio that he would married his girlfriend. In the last chapter of the book,they met again in a few decades,Elio was single,Oliver had his family,but they all remember each other,As Oliver said to Elio:“call me by your name,and I will call you by mine.”They treasure up this mystery of love in their heart.
“Elio Elio Elio...Oliver Oliver Oliver”
In this summer story,It is full of minds of young man.This book write from the perspective of Elio, The mood in Elio’ love is written perfectly and detailed, writer shaped a boy who is sensitive,intelligent,like reading books and proficiency in music,meanwhile ,in the face of love, he will become jealousy ,confused and full of contradiction. Even in order to gain some kind of common sense,Elio will wear the necklace that symbolizes his jewish identity, but he won’t wear it often in daily .In this relation, no one kept them from falling in love,Elio’s parents regard their love as a common love.They are only correctly guide Elio to speak it out with a stoy of “Is it better to speak or to die”.What a wonderful summer love!When I read this, I was begin to think the meaning of the classification of homosexual love.All human feelings are equal,this love story is pure,for me,It’s not for LGBTQ,It’s just for love that every will meet.In the novel, I was deeply impressed by the love between Elio and Oliver.in addition to this,the dialogue between Elio and his father inspired a lot. “How you live your life is your business.But remember,our hearts and bodies are given to us only once.Most of us can’t help but live as though we’ve to got two lives to live,on is the mock up, the other the finished version,and then there are all those versions in between.But there’s only one,and before you know it,your heart is worn out,and,as for your body,there comes a point when no one looks at it,much less wants to come near it,Right now there’s sorrow.I don’t envy pain.But i envy you the pain.”in contemporary society, the idea of his father was very open,this educational method is worth learning,that is communication and proper guidance.Emotional bankruptcy is something almost everyone would meet,whatever is love or friendship,but if you just locked your feelings and body not to feel it, you will lose the ability to feel,and gradually lose the ability to experience happiness eventually. it is better to cry bitterly, and to remember it deeply.As Shelley wrote in the poem:
Whilst skies are blue and bright,
Whilst flowers are gay,
Whilst eyes that change ere night
Make glad the day;
Whilst yet the calm hours creep,
Dream thou--and from thy sleep
Then wake to weep.