2001 年 2001 巻 11 号 p. 3-16
The Cyril-George relationship in The White Peacock has often been pointed out as homosexual. This paper is an attempt to verify the homosexual inclination of the text not just in the explicit examples of some individuals but in the way the text itself appears to be conscious of homosexuality.
The paper will first identify the narrator Cyril's homosexual inclination, and then examine the narrative framework and its aesthetic features. In the course of the discussion, the paper will also refer to the relationship between aestheticism and homosexuality in the turn-of-the-century milieu. And in paying attention to the implications of homosexuality at the time of the text's production, a latent instability of certain fixed relationships described in The White Peacock will hopefully be suggested.