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  • Queer Theory And Homoeroticism

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    “But aren’t you straight? Why are you so obsessed with gay sex?” many have asked. Why, indeed? But how is one’s sexual orientation relevant to one’s fascination with homoeroticism? More importantly, why did people have the urge to ask such question? Are they perhaps feeling threatened by the mere thought of a heterosexual woman who simply enjoys homoerotic fantasies? Many people are confused and sometimes disturbed by a suggestion of an idea that does not fit in the realm of heteronormativity or

  • Homoeroticism In The Picture Of Dorian Gray

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    written by Donald H Ericksen, Wilde had written the following: “Basil in how I see myself, Lord Henry how the world sees me and Dorian how I would like to be”. The discussions surrounding The Picture of Dorian Gray were linked to the egregious homoeroticism displayed through the synergy of Wilde’s characters and how they interacted with each other. In a time of irrational Victorian thinking, it comes as no surprise that Wilde’s writing had evoked such a backlash. For people during the Victorian period

  • Homoeroticism In Art History Essay

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    symbolism - making it quite the challenge to make understanding of a subject that was so hidden... how can we explore the iconography of a culture which has lived in the shadows for many years? Has time allowed/ changed how we perceive and view homoeroticism in art history? The largest source of evidence both for homoerotic sexual activity and for an apparent need to look at such activity in art history comes from "...vases of the later sixth and fifth century B.C.E in Athens... The vases show everything

  • Theme Of Homoeroticism In Shakespeare Sonnet

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    Shakespeare’s sonnet conveys both the romantic and the controversial nature of 16th century homoeroticism through the speaker’s description of an unnamed man. Fraught with ambiguity, word play and amorous language, the sonnet embodies the disparaged passion and desire of homosexuality whilst simultaneously bringing to light the genderless nature of beauty. The theme of homoeroticism is prominent in Shakespeare’s sonnet as the narrative voice affectionately describes the subject of his passion,

  • Walt Whitman: Homoeroticism in Leaves of Grass Essay

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    the lyrical subject challenges the reader: “Here to put your lips upon mine I permit you, / With the comrade’s long-dwelling kiss or the new husband’s kiss, / For I am the new husband and I am the comrade” (135). Another poem interwoven with homoeroticism is To a

  • Exploring Homoeroticism In 'Herman Melville' Is Billy Budd Sailor?

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    love letters to his male interests. It is safe to say Melville was bisexual, but no one will know for sure. In Billy Budd, Sailor, Melville wrote in a gay character, which is Claggart. Dana Silva, a publisher in Agora, in her paper “Exploring Homoeroticism in Herman Melville’s Novella Billy Budd, Sailor,” published in Agora, explains: Unobserved and thus left to indulge in his own private desire, Claggart, while viewing Billy, is torn between his maritime sexual yearnings and his heterosexual societal

  • Male homoeroticism in Plato's Symposium and the Greek lyric poets: Complimentary or contradictory?

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    Male homoeroticism in Plato's Symposium and the Greek lyric poets: Complimentary or contradictory? Works Cited Missing Images of male homosocial and homoerotic relations pervade Athenian culture. From plays to poetry and jugs to the justice system one can find these relations represented pictorially and in words. But do all these images align with each other or are there irreconcilable differences between them? To look at this question we will take two small pieces of culture, a philosophical

  • Aristophanes' Agathon in Women at the Thesmophoria Essays

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    presented with a portrayal of an effeminate man with a flair for the dramatic and a queenly attitude. Aristophanes’ Agathon is a comic character to be laughed at, a man that is more female than male. In looking at this view of Agathon, Greek views of homoeroticism are brought up and Agathon’s reputation and character in the world of Ancient Greece is brought into question. How much of

  • Male And Female Relationships : An Important Integrant Of Nineteenth Century British Society And Literature

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    Male-to-male relationships are an important integrant of nineteenth-century British society and literature. Throughout the nineteenth-century shifts of masculine self-identification took place (Dellamora, 2). And homosociality is the unacknowledged entity that exists between the intestacies of solid masculinity. Jean Lipman-Blumen defines homosocial as: Enjoyment, and/or preference for the company of the same sex…it does not necessarily involve…an explicitly erotic sexual interaction between

  • William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

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    Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet as a notable representation of genuine hetero love. This theory intends to dig all the more profoundly into the issues of affection and sexuality in the play and investigate its inconspicuous underlying topics of homoeroticism and hazardous heterosexuality through a dissection of the film adjustments of Romeo and Juliet from the recent twentieth-century: Franco Zeffirelli‟s 1968 Romeo and Juliet and Baz Luhrmann‟s 1996 William Shakespeare 's Romeo + Juliet. Love and