Thread: Gay subtext?
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Old 01-17-2002, 01:23 PM   #121
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Originally posted by Elanor G:
<STRONG>"Despite what some critics have suggested, I see no homosexual element in "The Lord of the Rings"; rather, it is a "homosocial" realm of intimate, affectionate relationships among men, of a kind that has virtually vanished from modern life.EG</STRONG>
thanks for passing along that article, it sums up most of my feelings about the subject. The homosocial relationship is found in classical litereature as well, it is a common theme going back to Homer and, in the Bible, David and Jonathan.
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