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Unformatted text preview: Christina Zinkel Ironman Literature Response Paper One of the most predominately misunderstood feelings by main character was his confusion about his teachers homosexuality. In dealing with the theme of homosexuality throughout the novel the author avoided the topic and appeared very distant from the topic, avoiding its mention at all costs. The terms faggot and dyke were thrown around in the book as insults but were not used pertaining to the teacher with whom he had become so close. The insults were ignored but being gay was the term associated with the deepest thought on the subject. When Luke Brewster accused Mr. S of being gay he did not come right out and say it at first, which made homosexuality appear to be more of a taboo topic than a part of life. Bo was so uncomfortable about it because he was told to watch out, as if his teacher was going to try something with him. When Mr. Nak talked with Bo about him avoiding Mr. S, he explained how there was no reason for this fear. There is just as much of a chance for inappropriate relationships there was no reason for this fear....
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course TE 302 taught by Professor Clara during the Spring '10 term at University of Michigan.
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