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Unformatted text preview: “First, the sonnets to the young man did not simply reproduce the dominant social order… Second, even in their own day the sonnets to the young man potentially transgress boundaries of proper male friendship and of the dominant sexual order—that is, sex within marriage… (Matz 480). Matz is basically saying that these issues were seen as scandalous because you don’t mess with reproduction and family lineage in poetry and same sex sodomy was always looked down upon. Bibliography Matz, Robert. "The Scandals of Shakespeare's Sonnets." MLA International Bibliography . EBSCO, Summer 2010. Web. 13 Sept. 2011. Levin, Phillis. The Penguin Book of the Sonnet: 500 Years of Classic Tradition in English . New York: Penguin, 2001. 53. Print. Statement of Academic Honesty I have complied fully with the requirements of academic honesty as it is defined in the syllabus for English 346....
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