Attitudes towards homosexuality in 1918/
“You’re not going to believe this. They’re sending him to Rivers.”
This was a bigger, and nastier shock than Sassoon knew how to account for. “Why?”
“ What do you mean, ‘ Why’ ? To be cured of course.”
Sassoon smiled faintly. “ Yes. Of course.” (199) /
The definition of homosexuality is sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one's own sex. / The dictionary/ Essentially, homosexuality was frowned upon and not really accepted during the WWI time period. People who were homosexual were often undercover and kept it secret, or continued their lives with a member of the opposite sex. People thought of homosexuality as a “disease” and could require some sort of medical treatment. After WWI, their was a rise of a gay pride movement where people began to “come out”. / Check out Wikipedia/ WRH + ESS