shore of women

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Kelly Mahoney The Shore of Women English 132 Sexuality plays an important role in The Shore Of Women . Sex is portrayed differently in the enclave and in the outside where the men live. Sargent used sexuality as a way of pointing out flaws in our society, and to make the reader question gender and sex norms. She also raises the question of whether sexuality is inherent or constructed by society. Sexuality in The Shore is between men or between women. Homosexuality is the equivalent of heterosexuality in our society today. Women find having sex with men appalling and prehistoric. Men are homosexual as well, but they believe it is the holiest of honors to have sex with a woman, as in the lake community. Sexuality is used throughout the novel to point out the differences between men and women, to make us question our values, and of course to enhance the love story underneath the dystopian framework of the novel. Homosexuality is the only way to live in the enclave. Women see having sex with
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2008 for the course ENG 132 taught by Professor Daly during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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