The sex the young man and the typist is despicable because it is
performed without love or even passion. She is as glad it's over as
she would be relieved to have finished doing her wash or any chore. No
violence is indicated in the text.
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On May 10, 2010, at 10:11 PM, Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]>
> 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 either party.
> Ken A
>> 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.