Asexuality in literature

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Asexuality in literature Sherlock Holmes is directly stated to have no interest at all in romance or sex in Arthur Conan Doyle 's original series of novels and short stories. o Many copycats, "derived works" and even official adaptations, however, try to make this aspect of his personality questionable in order to appeal to a wider audience and introduce more drama into the equation. o In most of the derived works, Irene Adler becomes Holmes' love interest. In the original story, however, this was never so. While it's true he was interested in her, it was purely because she was one of the very few people to ever outsmart him. It was more fascination with her than care of any kind. The first Red Adept in Piers Anthony 's Apprentice Adept series. Several fans misconstrued her as a Psycho Lesbian , due to her misandry (and general misanthropy, come to think of it), but Word Of God said no, she wasn't interested in any gender. Sir Perceval, the heroine of Elizabeth Bear's Dust , is canonically asexual (although the word she uses is "celibate"). Perceval also uses "asexed", when explaining to Rian why she's not interested in her. In Sheridan Hay's The Secret of Lost Things , the character Oscar is stated to have no romantic or sexual interest in anyone of any gender — unfortunately for the heroine, who's in love with him. Tarma, one of the two female main characters in the Vows and Honor series by Mercedes Lackey , is magically bound to her goddess, and one of the consequences of this bond is that she feels no sexual desire whatsoever. (Her goddess is very into the whole Celibate Hero
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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