Sexual Closeting In A Streetcar Named Desire

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In the desperate attempt to conform to the norms of society, we even fail to discover our own sexuality- another principle of the society one needed to adapt to, if he/ she wants acceptability from society. Adrienne Rich expounds, in her essay “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence”, how it is a compulsion to accept heterosexuality as a sole sexual reality (Rich 135). Any deviance in sexual orientation becomes a stigma in the social surrounding which have closeted everyone in a specific sexual orientation. The Modern Continental drama vehemently echoes this issue of sexual closeting. The plays like a Cat in a Hot Tin Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cloud 9 expose that how sexual identities are monitored by the panopticon of society.
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