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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Dysart put on Alan to calm him?
2. Who does Dysart compare the horse to?
3. How many horses were in the stable?
4. What does Hesther think Dysart can take away from Alan?
5. How often did Alan ride the horses?
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 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 relationship between Dysart and Alan is a complicated one, to be sure. At times, they each seem to be helping each other, instead of one person helping more than another.
Part 1: What are some of the ways in which Dysart helps Alan?
Part 2: What are some of the ways in which Alan helps Dysart?
Part 3: Do you think Dysart is more concerned about himself or about Alan in their sessions?
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