Analysis Of Coming Out Of The Closet By David Kushner

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Even though he struggles with his sexuality and coming out of the closet, he does not identify himself with other homosexuals, but, quite the contrary, supports the conservative views of Reagan’s oppressing politics. Joe is an idealist, incapable of seeing the world as it is; his political views do not correspond to his true personality. Because of that, he suffers greatly throughout the play. Even though he comes out of the closet and embraces his true self at one point, he does not experience a complete change and thus is left in a sort of a limbo, never getting a full redemption like some other characters. Kushner uses the character of Joe to show that one should be true to oneself, and that blind following of any particular ideology will
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