Great Short Works Themes

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Sexuality

This theme asserts itself in different ways during the stories. In some stories the main character is a young single man, who might be a bit naive. For some, the intention is to get married. In one of the stories the drama is about a few facets of human sexuality. One is the challenges involved in what is often times a change over, from same gender best friendship pairings, into the condition of being part of a couple. While there are exceptions of diverse kinds, this trend is common. There are emotional pains and pangs associated with it. The potential for rivalry amongst the very best of friends occurs in one story. A young Russian man falls in love with a woman. He also has a best friend with whom he has lived for about five years and they freely and openly express their affection for each other...

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