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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:32 am 
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Can any of you guys tell me what sexual anarchy is?? Plz? I have to write an essay about it by referring to "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde. I dunno what sexual anarchy is so i'm not able to find examples of it... HELPPPPP!!!! Thanks :D


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hey... i'm not sure but i think it is refering to the stretching and challenging of traditional boundaries of gender and sexuality. if you're analyzing dorian gray, for example, isn't there an undertone of homosexuality throughout the novel? i could be wrong; i've never read it. but i think that's what it's refering to.

shakespeare uses it a lot. and virginia woolf. it's usually employed by writers who challenged these boundaries themselves in their own lives. hope that helps

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oh, the Picture of Dorian Gray, what a good book. One of my favorites, by far. Yeah, there is a mild undertone of homosexuality throughout the book. If you look at it, you can see Wilde's descriptions of Dorian are done in adoration rather than in stating characteristics. Wilde often seems to get lost in his own descriptions of Dorian... oh, yeah, Wilde also fled England because the king claimed Wilde was gay, and Wilde, at the time, was tutoring the king's son... so, it didn't look too good. And he never married. So, yeah, i know Wilde was gay, and the theme of homosexuality was there in the Picture of Dorian Gray.

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