victor hugo was the best at throwing homerotic shade during the 1800's omg also yes talk mythology to me
the more i research the more i come to the conclusion that There Be Gay On Them There Barricades
like for realzies this cannot be accidental, not in this the most cohesive novel i’ve ever read. people can’t even sit on goddamn chairs in this book without symbolism, and there’s serious meta about DOMESTIC FOWL and the symbolic relevance thereof.
i will be talking about the iliad some in my erastes/eromenos and e/R meta a bit later.