As to why William Shakespeare decided to obscure the homoeroticism in his play by giving all characters a happy ending with heterosexual marriages I do not know. Further research could involve the social tension English homosexual citizens experienced against their homosexuality. Homosexual people in England probably married others of the opposite sex just to avoid social oppression, even if it meant sacrificing their feelings. However, the real question is, why did Shakespeare make homoeroticism such an outstanding theme on As You Like It? Could it have been that Shakespeare was homosexual and felt attracted to young men, but could never practice his homosexuality because society would not let him?
Not only is Young Goodman Brown betraying his own loved ones and beliefs but the ones he cares for are disregarding him right back. This plot is quite frankly like a train of dominos; one does bad, the same receives bad. Each example of betrayal helps move along and set up yet another example. Hawthorne gives his readers a harsh reality of betrayal in all types of relationships and the penalties that come with it. The message behind this story may be hard to discover but it needs to be widely
The reason Crabb wanted Patty to break up with him was because he did not want to look gay by breaking up with her. Having courage would help Crabb be more confident and not want to hide who he is. One day Crabb prayed to God that a girl would come into his life to hopefully distract his gay thoughts and, so he can fit by liking the opposite gender. With courage Crabb would not worry about disguising himself, he would just be happy with whatever his heart wants. In addition, Crabb’s repetition reveals that he has came to accept that he is gay, but he has yet to come out to people, and yet be happy with the label.
This is a question that John Proctor has to answer in his final act of The Crucible. Was refusing to give up his name an act of excessive pride or an act of honor. Proctor wasn’t a witch, but he wasn’t a saint either due to his sin of adultery. What gets John Proctor accused was his inappropriate relationship with his then servant Abigail Williams. Williams uses her new found power over her towns judicial
The idea the two thoroughly agree that Bobs infidelity was only sex concluded that as long as there is no love involved, their relationship is unaffected, even though at first Bob rustles with this conclusion. One could ultimately assume that Bob and Carols idea of sex portrays the thoughts of Anthony Ellis as “casual sex” where such sex has “no deep relationship” involved (104). Carol alongside this ultimately states that Bob would be morally wrong in his marriage if he did not tell Carol. “Adulterous spouses almost always recourse to lies and deception in order to commit their deeds” (Halwani, 264). Carol does not see Bob as an adulterer because he again was honest.
“Desiree’s Baby” is a twisted and heart wrenching story that takes place during a time of great racial inequality. The Devil seems to be very busy throughout the world as he escalates situations and spews lies into the thoughts of men, tearing them from their beloved families. The story “Desiree’s Baby” summons up a very saddening irony that the prejudiced Armand learns that it was his mixed parentage and not that of his wife which produced their mixed-race child whom he detested and rejected. Desiree’s child brings both Desiree and Armand together in love.
This became a common theme” (Dawson 9). The reader can comprehend from the excerpt that Shane’s solution, for the time being, was to snub his feelings. He did so in an effort to still be included in his loved one’s lives, for it could all be at stake due to their religious beliefs, in relation to homosexuality. After years of suppressing his emotions, Shane decided he did not enjoy living a lie and came up with a new solution to come out as bisexual.
Throughout this essay I will discuss Firstly something I struggle to understand is how homophobia still has an impact and can change the views on the way someone acts towards a friend or loved one. Telling friends and family a sexual preference is extremely unnecessary. Bringing home someone of the same sex should be treated no differently from bringing home the opposite gender. Depending on whether parents had suspected or noticed that their child was perhaps gay, some parents will be completely unaware and when they do find out they can act insensitive and
Nick should have just not involved himself in the "politics" and lives of the people of West Egg as he was not one of them and he stood for everything they didn't, he stood for the right. But his judgement and morals were clouded by his association with this group of people. He witnessed 2 affairs occurring by both a husband and wife that were married to each other he knew this would only end in tragedy but he stuck around getting hurt in the process also. Nick enabled Gatsby and Daisy's relationship, he made it possible for them to be together, and if he didn't do that there would have been less heartbreak and death. The situation at the end was extremely complex and there wasn't much Nick could do without betraying Gatsby or Daisy.
This decision baffles David as he was never fond of Petrus, and the relationship he has with Pollux. In Petrus’ character we can identify the power he obtains gender wise, but also the lack of power David has against him socially. Petrus is absent when the home invasion occurs, and also ignored Davis’s plea of reporting Pollux to the authorities because Pollux is family. Nevertheless, he offers Lucy protection by agreeing to marry her even though he already has two wives. “Patterns of plural marriages also overwhelmingly attest to the dominance of males”, we see the exchange of women between men but not vice versa.
A theme of Moises Kaufman of the Laramie Project is that don 't show hate to people that are different. Conrad Miller, Zackie Salmon , The Baptist Minister and Jonas Slonaker show reasons on why they think gay is wrong,how people are afraid to walk down the street without feeling accepted and getting bad vibes. Conrad Miller explains why he thinks being gay is wrong and explaining to his children. For example he says, “and if my kids ask me, i 'd set them down and i 'd say,” well this is what gay people do...and id say, this is why i believe its wrong”. He doesn 't want his children to think it 's okay for them to be gay and do what gay people do.
The popular democratic view on sexual orientation is that it should never be something that someone is discriminated or declined rights for. No matter how small the rights may seem nobody should be declined that right because of their natural attraction to the opposite sex or both sexes, the need to be the opposite gender, gender fluid, no gender identification, having no sexual attraction to either sex, and so on. Sexual orientation is not a thing that can be chosen and many conservative peoples argue this fact. The idea that conservatives base their defiance towards homosexuals is the idea that parents of the same sex cannot raise a child in the way that parents of opposite sex could. This conservative idea is rational, but simply not true as the American Psychological Association states the “psychological and social aspects” between homosexual and heterosexual relations are very similar and make both equally fit to care for a child.
On the night of October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, robbed, brutally beaten, and tied to a fence left to die by Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The book takes place in the drive-through town of Laramie, Wyoming in 1998. The members of the Tectonic Theater Project investigate and conduct over two hundred interviews in order to get more first-hand information about the murder. The author uses literary elements to discuss political and social issues when interviewing Jedadiah Schultz, Marge Murray, and when someone sent an email to Philip Dubois, the President of the University of Wyoming. Social issues are first discussed when interviewing Jedadiah Schultz, a 19-year-old university student.
Feminism/Gender “Women are expected to wear just the one style of garment and no other. But the men, now that is a course of different color” (44). Rachel made observations about gender norms in Kilanga, which are not that different from the U.S. culture. Back in the 1960s, women did not have much rights and opportunities to present and express their thoughts and opinions. Just like wearing clothes, they did not get a chance to choose based on their individual preference.