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Belatedly thanking you for this kind comment! I don't KNOW why Waugh wouldn't let us have it--he seems to believe the idea that people outgrow their homosexual affairs, though clearly they don't! And I never bought the idea that Sebastian was the forerunner to Julia: it's so so obvious it was the other way around, that Julia was the stand in. She says so herself! Anyway, canon's idea that Sebastian ends up in North Africa - with the history of gay expatriates there - leaves open all sorts of doors for this kind of ending! I do think that its possible to reconcil the pagan/homosexual parts of the text and the catholic ones--as I noted in another comment, I let the Catholic orphanage do some of that work, because it gets "Sebastian is in love with his own childhood [i.e. 'trapped' in 'childish' homosexuality] and also "Blessed be the little children for they shall inherit, etc."
Posted Tue 01