[Marxism] Leguin's Dispossessed

audradavid at aol.com audradavid at aol.com
Fri Aug 17 07:00:19 MDT 2012


 


> I read Ursula Le Guin's "The Dispossessed" and was really puzzled by the bit

> with the lead character going a bit berserk and sexually assaulting the woman

> with the naked breasts; given the society he came from, it seemed weirdly out 

of

> character and I wondered what Le Guin was trying to say, that ultimately the

> objectification of women was so deep rooted that it would never be fully 

overcome???



 As I recall, the character, Shevek, is drunk for the first time in his life.



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