Chapter: English Literature in the Sixteenth Century
I AM DONE WITH THIS STORY. So was Marlowe, who cut off the tale just as Hero and Leander reunite after his epic swim. Some other dude finished the tale later on, but most people agree that his additions were super lame. As such, I'm stopping here, as does the Norton.
In the poem, Hero seriously does build a fort out of sheets and pillows and whatnot, which I find disturbingly sexy. Gotta love a girl with a pillow fort. She's hiding from Leander, as the sight of a naked guy at her door was apparently too much for her delicate sensibilities. Eventually, she lets the cold and wet young man join her under the covers, wherein Leander swiftly tries to get his mack on.
Hero stumbles out of the bed, half covered by a blanket. Then she slowly slips off the blanket and the 16th century teenage boys start jerking off. Hero hops back into bed and the happy couple proceed to have quite a lot of sex. Marlowe, in both this scene and in the earlier almost sex scene, is fairly detailed and florid in his writing, lending the entire affair an air of erotica. If this was written today, I think Fabio might be on the cover.
And the last panel contains the most obscure reference I've ever written, further proving that I really just write this to entertain myself and hope other people come along for the ride.
Author: Christopher Marlowe • Year: 1598 • Info:Wikipedia
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