Homosexuality and Alienation in Anne Carson’s “Autobiography of Red”


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Homosexuality and Alienation in Anne Carson’s "Autobiography of Red"
This literary analysis will define the contemporary alienation of homosexuality that is brought forth in the central character, Geryon, in Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson. While this poem is a contemporary version of the ancient poem Herakles by Stesichoros, Carson infuses the modern aspects of romantic alienation that arise in Geryon’s initiation into homosexuality by his older brother. Furthermore, the Geryon’s love for Herakles ends in rejection, which pursues him throughout the novel. When Ancash becomes involved when Geryon and Herakles meet again, the alienation of Geryon’s homosexual identity is diminished again. In essence, these three critical aspects of the...
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