Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

BRICK
Why can't exceptional friendship, real, real, deep, deep friendship! Between two men be respected as something clean and decent without being thought of as—
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- Fairies…. (II.129.1259-1262)

Brick seems most troubled by the way in which his friendship with Skipper may have compromised his masculinity. The word "Fairies," is a highly charged, effeminate, fantastical term, the very utterance of which is difficult for Brick. Perhaps what troubles Brick most is that he would have to give up an integral part of his identity and personality if he were to admit or profess his love for Skipper.

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