Naked Lunch - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

On a university campus full of barnyward animals, a professor lectures a class of male students. The profession gives the students highlights from his own sexual adventures and encourages the students to express their own sexuality freely. The professor calls attention to the Rime of the Ancient Mariner. He makes negative comments about the main character of the poem before returning to his lecture on sex acts among primates. He expresses his wish to show his sexual needs in the same ways that baboons do. The class becomes pigs who drink at the trough of his wisdom.

Chapter 10 Analysis

The university lecture provides an almost allegorical image of how the socially accepted ideas of university students and professors can be twisted into the new "norm" that the narrator is pursuing. Here the students and staff openly discuss sexuality, including their own bodies and habits. Sexuality...

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