Anonymous asked: We were reading Krapp's Last Tape in my English course in university. We talked about for an entire two hours, and all the while I kept thinking "are these homosexual undertones actually there or do I just spend too much time on tumblr?" Have you read it, and do you have any insight on if that is actually there? (I felt a little awkward about bringing it up to my professor if I was just imagining it). I can be more specific if you have read it.
I have not read it. The interesting thing I find in a lot of literature debate/discussion/dissection is that there is often a lot of wondering about what’s really meant by the writer whether it’s a feeling, an allusion to something like homosexual undertones, or a projection of feelings on a character or place.
We can’t really know unless we can ask the writer, right?
I once read that a good book reviewer will tell you how a book changed them and a bad book reviewer will tell you about the book. If you look at it that way, you may see undertones that other people don’t because that’s what you’re thinking about…probably because you’re on tumblr so much. :D