William Inge | Critical Essay by Georges-michel Sarotte

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of William Inge.
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The similarities in characters and situations in [the work of William Inge and Tennessee Williams] are obvious: sexual fantasies, frustrated women, the devirilization of studs—"homosexual spite"—homosexual characters studied covertly etc. However, Inge's plays add to the list of ruses the homosexual dramatist has been forced to employ in depicting his own experience, particularly with regard to "virile friend-ship," the caustic description of heterosexual relationships, and the portrait of "Mom," the overprotective and castrating woman and mother. (p. 121)

[A] careful reading of [Inge's] plays, beginning with the very first, clearly reveals that the studs [Turk in Come Back, Little Sheba, Hal Carter in Picnic, Bo in Bus Stop, and Rubin in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs] have feet of clay; Inge is methodically trying to show us that a virile appearance can conceal a...

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