Homosexuals: In or Out? Natural or Acquired?

Min JIAO

Abstract


This article discusses the changing perspectives towards homosexuality through the explorations of three cultural works. Homosexuals, as a group, are identified as narcissistic and aesthetic as represented in both Dorian Gray and Farewell My Concubine. Moreover, the heterosexual binary perception frame, that is, the division of female role and male role, is usually transplanted to the perception towards gay couples, with one featured by effeminacy or femininity and the other masculinity. Finally, the nature of homosexuality is inquired in both  Farewell My Concubine and A Boy’s Story, yet with very ambiguous answer.


Keywords


Homosexuality; Dorian Gray; Farewell My Concubine; A Boy’s Story

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/10741

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