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  • 4 weeks ago
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    The only way I can think of the Scottish Tragedy as being homophobic is that it characterises witches as evil, so I suppose you might connect that with lesbianism but it's a real stretch. It has a potentially sexist view of womanhood in terms of Lady Macbeth's behaviour not being gender-conforming, but that's not really homophobia so much as sexism. I don't think it's any more homophobic than any other literature of the time.

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    4 weeks ago

    No??? Granted it's been a long time since I read Macbeth but I don't remember it coming up. It's not like Shakespeare was unfamiliar with homosexuality. His plays and poems are full of it. OK, not full, but it definitely appears.

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