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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who says the movie was their idea?
2. Dysart: There is now, in my mouth, this __________. And it never comes out.
3. What is Alan having at the beginning of scene 35?
4. Dysart: After a minute, about a hundred green ___________ will come out of that cupboard singing the Hallelujah Chorus.
5. What isn't destructive, according to Hesther?
Essay Topic 1
Dysart views himself as someone who can save the children he works with, but this is enmeshed with the idea that he could also harm them if he wished.
Part 1: What does the dream in Act 1, Scene 5 have to say about Dysart's feelings about his role in the therapy process?
Part 2: What does Dysart do to prevent the dissection of the patients he sees?
Part 3: In the play,do you feel dissection of Alan is necessary for Dysart's work with him? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
The wounded healer is a popular archetype to use in literature. Dysart seems to be this wounded healer who can help other wounded souls because of his own wounds.
Part 1: What are some of the ways in which Dysart is wounded?
Part 2: What are some of the ways Dysart's wounds allow him to heal?
Part 3: Do you think Alan takes advantage of Dysart's own wounds? If so, how and why?
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