The Babysitter as the Sexualised Object of Male Fantasies in Robert Coover's "The Babysitter"


Term Paper, 2014

13 Pages, Grade: 2,0


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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: “The Babysitter” with Particularities

2 Sexualisation of an Archetype- The Babysitter as Object of Male Fantasies
2.1 Harry Tucker - Obsessive Sex
2.2 Jack and Mark - Aggressive Sex
2.2.1 Jack - The Boyfriend
2.2.2 Mark - A Friend
2.3 Jimmy Tucker - Repressed Sex

3 Different “Realities” or Fantasies - A Challenge for the Reader
3.1 The Babysitter as Cultural Construct - Virgin or Vixen
3.2 Imagination and “Reality” influenced by the Story’s Style

4 Conclusion: From fantasies to social issues

5 Works Cited

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Title
The Babysitter as the Sexualised Object of Male Fantasies in Robert Coover's "The Babysitter"
College
University of Mannheim  (Amerikanische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft)
Course
20th Century American Short Fiction
Grade
2,0
Author
Year
2014
Pages
13
Catalog Number
V310867
ISBN (eBook)
9783668094710
ISBN (Book)
9783668094727
File size
678 KB
Language
English
Keywords
Robert Coover, The Babysitter, Amerikanistik, Short Fiction, Male Fantasies, Sexuality
Quote paper
Jana Karoff (Author), 2014, The Babysitter as the Sexualised Object of Male Fantasies in Robert Coover's "The Babysitter", Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/310867

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