Langston Hughes Autobiography "The Big Sea" Analytical Essay by numero uno

Langston Hughes Autobiography "The Big Sea"
A discussion of Lindon Barrett's review of the book focusing on the story's themes and storyline.
# 25609 | 915 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 30, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , African-American Studies (General)

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This paper addresses Lindon Barrett's discussion of the themes of homoeroticism and subordination of the female, present throughout Hughes' autobiography. Examples from the text of character and story are given as part of the discussion and analysis of these themes.

From the Paper:

"Lindon Barrett's insightful review of Langston Hughes autobiography, The Big Sea, deals with the complex themes of homoeroticism, the feminine, and subjectivity in Hughes' autobiography. Barrett notes that Hughes delves immediately into the theme of homoeroticism, in recounting his encounter with his stark naked bunkmate. Further, Barrett argues that not only the bunkmate's initial bragging, but a later scene of rape help to subordinate the feminine within Hughes' autobiography. Barrett delves into the homosociality of many of the scenes within The Big Sea, and notes that Hughes' "excessive figure of the feminine" (p. 396, Barrett) serves to cement questions about Hughes' sexuality."

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