Aside from the question of whether Eugenides is a rapist or not or how
"asked me" becomes an "assault," how is the typist scene a rape? It
seems to be wholly in the cards, as it were, not at all unexpected by
> As I discussed last year, in my reading, Eugenides is a homosexual
> rapist who sexually assaults the narrator.
> My evidence:
> 1) The Eugenides lines are sandwiched between a description of the
> rape of Philomela and the rape of the typist.