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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 the meaning of Post Scriptum is?
2. Does Alan want to leave the hospital?
3. Who says the movie was their idea?
4. What isn't destructive, according to Hesther?
5. What does Dysart offer to Alan as his next trick?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 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?
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