Journal Article Who’s Afraid of the Beast in the Jamesian Closet?

Chikako, Tanimoto

64 ( 12 )  , pp.1700 - 1712 , 2016-11-28 , Taylor & Francis
Building upon the Foucauldian insight that sexuality is a discourse and thereby refusing to be chained to the Freudian repressive hypothesis, this paper aims to ascertain how the closet is made and how the homosexual comes to be seen in the act of reading the literary text, “The Beast in the Jungle,” written by Henry James. It will examine the power relationships between the characters and between the narrator and the reader, surrounding the protagonist’s sexual secret, which is linked to fear.

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