"Well. They didn’t have these books in my tower."
Okay so we’ve all had our fun with Gender Bender and beefcake Big Daddy but The Farmer’s Daughter and ~~Temptations of Rapture through the Eyes of a Midwest Girl~~ ones are new to me and interesting given Jack’s fabricated background. I wonder if idealizing/fetishizing ~~innocent country folks~~ is a common thing in Rapture.
Since Rapture is invitation-only there probably aren’t too many ingenues wandering in to make their fortunes, so the sheep-in-the-big-city narrative takes on exaggerated importance because it’s something that simply doesn’t happen in real life. Exotic and exciting. (And then sexual appetite comes into play and you get these posters.) (And it becomes common enough that it would seep into Suchong or Tenenbaum’s minds—both people who came to Rapture directly from their home countries, mind, they’ve never been to midwestern America—that Kansas is this place where seemingly innocuous people come from to reveal their true sultry nature—or have their innocence wrecked, depending on the narrative—in the city.)
And then (BECAUSE OF COURSE I HAVE TO BRING BS2 INTO IT) you get Johnny Topside ACTUALLY randomly wandering into Rapture in his little diving bell or whatever and of course people are all over him.