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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Horse and rider shall be one _________, according to Alan
2. What does Dysart offer to Alan as his next trick?
3. What does Hesther think Dysart can take away from Alan?
4. What does Dysart put on Alan to calm him?
5. What does Alan offer to take out of the horse?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The role of sex in this story is one that seems to cause a great deal of pain and worry in the characters, as well as relief and release.
Part 1: List three different ways or instances in which sex is revealed in this play.
Part 2: What are the outcomes of these instances? What do the characters involved learn from each of this instances?
Part 3: Is sex seen as a bad or a good thing in this play? Support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
The relationship between Dysart and Hesther helps to guide the play and to show the reader how the story progressed for Alan.
Part 1: Why do you think Hesther is introduced in this play? What is her role in the story?
Part 2: What do you think Hesther is meant to symbolize in this play? What is her part in the relationship between Alan and Dysart?
Part 3: Is the character of Hesther necessary? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
The act of blinding the horses is not only horrifying, but also confusing in relation to Alan's love of the horses.
Part 1: List at least 3 things Alan does to prove that he loves horses.
Part 2: Why do you think Alan decided to blind the horses? Explain your answer.
Part 3: How do you think Alan feels about his actions? Support your answer.
This section contains 310 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)