Panic

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Panic

1. See: Bank panic.

2. See: Panic buying.

3. See: Panic selling.
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I would argue instead that, pace Duvall and Parker, Percy doesn't castrate Joe Christmas out of homosexual panic.
Quentin's and Shreve's awakening that the novel figures as a marriage in language, coupled with the repressed knowledge of the similar sexual desire of the past, induces a form of homosexual panic in Quentin similar to the panic displayed by Henry Sutpen.
Highsmith's novel, for example, is infused with homosexual panic.
Homosexual panic, which is the technical term for what many of us fear will happen to the concierge if we ask him where the gay bars are, has become a popular defense for gay bashers because it plays into the majority's notion that just being the receiver of a casual gay pass is enough to turn the average guy into a member of the Manson family.
Beneath all those carefully pruned roses, American Beauty is among many other things a cautionary tale about homosexual panic.
That doesn't keep plenty of lawyers from trying to use what has become known as the homosexual panic defense for gay bashers, says Arthur Leonard, a professor at New York Law School.
But it isn't the intense, horrific side of homosexual panic which is found m The Turn of the Screw.