Sunday, March 16, 2008

An Argument Worth Having

In Joyce's A Painful Case and Jackson's Open Closet there seems to be a slight disconnect. When reading the short story the first time I really did not see any of Jackson's undertones within the text. After reading Open Closet I thought Jackson made an argument but I got the same impression that Joel did, that it was a rather weak argument that was loosely connected to the text. What was more compelling and seemed more to the point, was that Joyce was asserting that it was more possible for men and women to share relationships with people of the same sex or same attraction because otherwise there are sexual tensions. Whether this is true or not is not pertinent to Joyce's argument, but it seems Joyce is making this claim rather than proclaiming that Duffy is a homosexual.

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