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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Alan say his stories were during scene 24?
2. What does Alan say the meaning of Post Scriptum is?
3. What does Jill want to see that she's never seen before?
4. Alan compares the horses and the way they stand to the girls in the _________.
5. What is the name of the game Dysart wants he and Alan to play?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
The relationships between father and son or father figure and son figure are also scrutinized.
Part 1: Describe the relationship between Alan and his father. How would you categorize it - happy, sad, unhealthy, etc.? Support your answer.
Part 2: Describe the relationship between Alan and Dysart. How would you categorize it - good, bad, balanced, etc.? Support your answer.
Part 3: Do you think Alan and Dysart view themselves in a father and son sort of relationship? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
The horses come to Alan and tell him to never be with a woman again, a powerful part of this play's conclusion.
Part 1: Do you think Alan can maintain this promise to the horses? Why or why not?
Part 2: Why do you think this promise is asked of Alan by the horses?
Part 3: Why does Alan blind the horses in the end? What is he symbolically trying to blind from seeing?
This section contains 322 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)