Essay Topic 1
Discuss the role of isolation in the play. Who are the most isolated characters? What causes their isolation? What is the author's purpose for portraying isolation in this way?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the mother and son's view of forgiveness. How does each character handle their issues from the past? What role does forgiveness play when dealing with these issues?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the portrayal of woman's roles in society in the play. Do any of the female characters stray from this role? If so, what are the ramifications for their desire to play a different role?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the symbolism of horses in the play. What do they represent? Are horses used to personify certain characters?
Essay Topic 5
Discuss the strained relationships in the play. What is the relationship between the characters that shows the most strain? What are the reasons or motivations...
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