Could it be because we are a society that regards anyone who is not married by
a certain age as "abnormal"?
And, even if the men are married, who's to say they can't be lonely? Some
married people are very lonely because they ended up in less-than-satisfactory
Marcia Karp wrote:
> > Steve Pollack wrote:
> > > In Prufrock, I believe we see a narrator personally confronting
> > > homosexuality, but scared to death about revealing it in general
> > > society:
> > >
> > > "Shall I say, I have gone at dusk through narrow streets
> > > And watched the smoke that rises from the pipes
> > > Of lonely men in shirt-sleeves, leaning out of windows?..."
> How do a standard fixture of cities--those lonely men--become specifically
> homosexuals. Why not married men who, not being rich or proper enough to
> belong to clubs, must send their smoke out of their wives' ways?