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The Ruling Class Essay | Critical Essay #1

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Critical Essay #1

Hamilton is a Humanities teacher at Cary Academy, an innovative private school in Cary, North Carolina. In this essay she discusses the ways in which the women's roles in The Ruling Class reinforce its theme of social corruption.

The liberated 1960s valued sexual freedom as a natural right, a legitimate form of expression for those who rejected the rigid morals of the previous generation and of the conservative "establishment." The Ruling Class's protagonist, Jack, in his God-is-Love state expresses complete sexual freedom, courting his mate like a bird and successfully impregnating her. As Grace attests, "His mind may be wonky, but there's nothing wrong with the rest of his anatomy." His sexual freedom is of a part with his innocence and open-heartedness. But his naive attachment to an idealistic and impractical philosophy of "love and understanding" makes him unfit to "take his proper place in the world. "He...

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