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Re: Trypots Inn.

I think people were categorised in any era but in some eras, in some places, some sexual proclivities were more tolerated. Was Mrs Hussey referring to sex or class or both?




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"We can't really categorize people by sexual identity in this historical era: there was simply too much fluidity in sex roles to make sexual orientation a meaningful category."

I think attempts at categorization were made at the Trypots. Mrs Hussey tries to make us reveal who we are, when she screams "clam or cod?" I get the feeling Mrs Hussey herself will tell you.

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Re: Gay men or homosexual acts? Trypots Inn.

...we are forming coalitions based on sexuality labels. Are we?


Are we in agreement that Moby is about people connecting, in any way, to form something resembling a whale, itself? The human being is usually part of larger organization, a whale, metaphorically. The larger, amalgamated whale then becomes something antagonistic to the free thinking individual.

Good thought. I see the whale more as a metaphor for the world.

I'm not sure if we addressed why homosexuality is in something entitled "Moby Dick.

I don't think we concluded that homosexuality is in MD - homosocial behaviour maybe.




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This one may get me in trouble, but we are forming coalitions based on sexuality labels. Are we in agreement that Moby is about people connecting, in any way, to form something resembling a whale, itself? The human being is usually part of larger organization, a whale, metaphorically. The larger, amalgamated whale then becomes something antagonistic to the free thinking individual.

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I'm not sure if we addressed why homosexuality is in something entitled "Moby Dick." Sex ensures survival of the species- it's why we have sex organs.

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The whale

The whale which is part of the world which is part of a solar system which is part of a galaxy which is part of universe which is part of a... and so on...

Homosocial behavior- there were no women aboard these ships...

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Re: The whale

Chad wrote:
Homosocial behavior- there were no women aboard these ships...


So, what are you trying to say here?
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Re: The whale

Homosocial behavior or homosexuality was tolerated to some degree- there were no women.

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Re: Trypots Inn.

Was Mrs Hussey referring to sex or class or both?

Both, I think. A class structure was affecting variety in all areas, including our food it seems.


So clam or cod Choisya? I like Manhattan clam- I don't know if you make it over there?

Chad
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