The Man With the Golden Gun

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Series: James Bond (#13)
Categories: Fiction
rubbed the bowl of his pipe thoughtfully down the side of his nose. Well, fair enough! He turned back to the file.
I have comment, [wrote C.C.] to make on this man's alleged sexual potency when seen
... in relation to his profession. It is a Freudian thesis, with which I am inclined to agree, that the pistol, whether in the hands of an amateur or of a professional gunman, has significance for the owner as a symbol of virility—an extension of the male organ—and that excessive interests in guns (e.g., gun collections and gun clubs) is a form of fetishism. The partiality of Scaramanga for a particularly showy variation of weapon and his use of silver and gold bullets clearly point, I think, to his being a slave to this fetish—and, if I am right, I have doubts about his alleged sexual prowess, for the lack of which his gun fetish would be either a substitute or a compensation. I have also noted, from a "profile" of this man in Time magazine, one fact which supports my thesis that Scaramanga may be sexually abnormal.MoreLess
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