Noll's placement of these events in a chapter on the Civil War, well after his chapter on the spread of evangelicalism, is a sign of their anomalousness
in what is emerging as the dominant narrative of U.
What purpose do the image and Upshaw's anomalousness
Part of this is due to the organization's anomalousness
But the anomalousness
of the criminal-its irreducibility to the biopsychological--nonetheless permits genes for individual behaviors that are in fact usually criminalized.
The decision to trace the evolution of James's conception of dissident masculinity (camp, effeminacy, bohemianism in Roderick Hudson and The Europeans; dandaical aestheticism in The Tragic Muse) through his mature fictive challenge to the sexual regulatory apparatus of his culture (destructive forces of patriarchy in The Turn of the Screw) and culminating in The Ambassadors' "bachelor-aesthete Lambert Strether," the paragon of "James's quest to imagine a sympathetic masculinity whose bearings are homosexual" (25), begs the question of how James's evolving consciousness of his own sexual and gender anomalousness
(as well as his familiarity with Anglo-American formulations of the homosexual) influenced the depictions of queer characters and themes in his works over time.
Some interpreters of McDonagh see the very anomalousness
of the period setting as reflective of the realities of the Irish socio-cultural situation.
The reason for her maternal anomalousness
, curiously, is her immaturity, which leads to a role reversal: paradoxically, her son takes care of her and feels responsible for their life together.