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American Literature and Sex

So, last semester when discussing the domestic activities of the infamous wearer of the scarlet letter, Hester Prynne, I made a comment about her time spent upon the employment of needlework. Campbell included my suggestion in the list on the board, spun around, looked me in the eye, and said very matter-of-factly "Is needlework a substitute for sex?"

Later in the semester, we were studying Moby Dick, which contains absolutely NO SEX. It doesn't even contain any women. Nevertheless, Campell informed the class that the whale was none other than a giant, white, swimming... phallic symbol.
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