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Cuckolding Examined in Two Classic Works

Without a doubt, one of the most misunderstood characters in all of world literature is the cuckold. The root of such misunderstanding is often found in the revulsion the reader feels towards such a character. In all honesty, a character that exists solely to be humiliated hardly commandeers any sympathy particularly when they bring such humiliation upon themselves. When someone is cuckolded because they have either neglected their lover or they simply lack the will to stand up for themselves, it is doubtful the reader will have sympathy. Yet, the character of the cuckold repeatedly appears in literature. Rarely, however, does the cuckold ever rise above his or her situation. Instead, the cuckold remains the perennial “sad sack” who is…