The Argonauts - Part 1, Pages 3 – 16 Summary & Analysis

Maggie Nelson
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The author begins by referencing the time at which this story begins (October, 2007), and continues by quoting a conversation with an unnamed female friend, in which the friend suggests that the author have “hard to get” (3) tattooed on her knuckles (3). This leads the author to address “you,” referring to the moment when the author said “I love you” (3). This leads to a discussion on the power and value of words, including a reference to intense conversations between the author and “you,” in which the author advocated (and practiced) the search for words to communicate as exactly as possible, and in which “you” argued that words, by definition, were forever limiting and un-exact. Narration reveals that “you’s” gender identity is changeable, and that sometimes s/he is referred to as “Harry.” There are further discussions of how words for gender identity are, as...

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