Homoerotic Language In Shakespeare's 'Golden Youngman'

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How would an individual feel if they realized that they desired the same gender; but know that the idea is sinful to society? Would the individual embrace their sexuality, or hide it? With this idea in mind, William Shakespeare’s SONNET 135 uses homoerotic attraction, gay signs, and homoerotic language to celebrate two men and their performance of a homoerotic sexual continuum.
For this reason, homoerotic attraction is adopted by the speaker by having the urge of another man’s genitals inside of him. Additionally, the man noted in this sonnet is called the “Golden Youngman”; who is not fully expressed to present how he feels knowing that the speaker desires this sexual relationship with him. However, the Golden Youngman seems to be rejecting the speaker by using the word “vex” (Shakespeare, line 3) around him. This word shows how frustrated or worried he is about the situation.
Comparatively, the speaker knows that homoerotic attraction is frowned upon by society; so there is nothing that he can do about the idea. This idea is true because the idea of homosexuality is considered a sin in the bible. One piece of the bible
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The word “her” in the first paragraph of the poem is talking about the “dark lady”. This can also be used as a cover up to hide the fact that the speaker continues to talk about a man sexually later on in the piece. The second paragraph states, “Wilt thou, whose will is large and spacious, Not once vouchsafe to hide my will in thine? Shall will in others seem right gracious, And in my will no fair acceptance shine?” (Shakespeare, lines 5-9) Not only does this idea relate to the homoerotic attraction, as well as the use of the word “will” as a gay sign; this idea related to homoerotic language in the fact that the speaker is talking about his sexual desire of wanting Golden Youngman. In any event, homoerotic language is a tool used to help celebrate the two men’s sexual

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