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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where did Frank, Alan, and Jill all meet up?
2. Does Alan want to leave the hospital?
3. Dysart: It's calling me out of the black cave of the __________.
4. Alan compares the horses and the way they stand to the girls in the _________.
5. What does Alan say his stories were during scene 24?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
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 characters of Dysart and Alan are opposites, and yet similar at the same time. Their two stories make up the play of "Equus."
Part 1: Compare the similarities between Dysart and Alan. How are these two characters alike?
Part 2: Contrast Dysart and Alan. How are these two characters not alike?
Part 3: Do you think Dysart and Alan are more alike or more different? Explain 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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