With certain characters, like Jaques and Giovanni, I feel that the author is trying to portray a sense of persuasion with David, trying to get him to accept his homosexuality in being a part of his identity. With the lady, that is in his room in the present day, I feel that it portrays a sense of needing to be normal. She plays his conscience in a way. He himself, his thoughts seem to be homophobic- He doesnt want to be gay, and he finds other gay guys to be desperate, disgusting and even abnormal. In his childhood, he had even bullied Joey for being the very same way that he is. In most of the text, you get a sense that he doesnt accept himself, because he cant appreciate his sexuality. He very much goes against it, which only shows me that he’s phobic of it.
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