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  • Conrad's Secret
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    The Secret Sharer by Conrad In the many critical articles that we have read in class on Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Sharer" many of the authors believed that a secret that was being shared with the reader. They also believed that the secret is Leggett and the captain are sexually attracted to each other. They go on to say that since Conrad wrote the story and this relationship is in the story than Conrad must have had these feelings himself. I do not believe that these authors are correct. They ...
  • Lesbian Relationship Between Idgie And Ruth
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    My first impression of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Caf'e was that it was a 'woman's'; novel. This was because the movie, which was more popular than the book, was advertised as a 'chick flick'; . To say the least, I was wrong. The novel poses many issues that face the people of the 1920's and 30's, and makes one think about what people have struggled through. The novel addresses the issue of racism before the time of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. It tells of ...
  • Play
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    Productions reflect changes in society. In the modern time period, productions have been written due to occurrences or in retaliation to society. For example the acceptance of homosexuality, interracial relationships, religious icons, the role of the government, the use of drugs and alcohol and social morays e.g. divorce. Before the 1920's plays tended to avoid social issues. But more plays came out that challenged society, especially between the 1960's and 1990's. Homosexuality is once socially...
  • Son Resort To A Homosexual Relationship
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    Absence of a Father Figure as the Strongest Factor in Male Homosexuality The condition "homosexuality" commonly evokes a negative impression from most people, especially in conventional societies as the Philippines. For many years most psychiatrists presupposed that homosexuality was a form of mental illness, until 1973 when the American Psychiatric Association (APA) decided to define such condition as a normal behavior. Homosexuals, as described by APA, are "individuals whose sexual interests a...
  • Homosexual Relationships
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    Homosexuality is most simply defined as the tendency to be sexually attracted to members of ones own sex. On a more personal level it is a feeling and a state of mind- its where most of your emotional, social and physical needs are met, (Gwinn, 3). Homosexuality is innate, it is perfectly natural, and it is okay. Homosexuality has been present in some form in nearly every culture presently known. In some societies, it was practiced only in secret, in others it was condoned or even encouraged. An...
  • Novels And Literature Before Woolf's Time
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    .".. I am sorry to break off so abruptly. Are there no men present? Do you promise me that behind the red curtain over there the figure of Sir Chartres Biron is not conc lead? We are all women you assure me? Then I may tell you that the next words I read were these- 'Chloe liked Olivia... ' Do not start. Do not blush. Let us admit in the privacy of our own society that these things sometimes happen. Sometimes women do like women". -Virgina Woolf, A Room of One's Own This quote so interests me be...

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