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Equus - Act 1, Scene 8 - 14 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 8 – Alan murmurs from his bed. Eventually, he begins shouting “Ek! Ek! Ek!” Dysart watches and looks on, and then exits.

Act 1, Scene 9 – Dysart speaks to Alan the next morning asking Alan how he is. Alan answers Dysart’s questions with more questions, and Alan agrees to answer questions if he is also allowed to ask questions. Dysart asks about Alan’s dream the previous night, but Alan can’t remember the dream. Alan then asks about Dysart’s dream, and Dysart replies that is dream is about carving up children, to which Alan smiles. Alan asks if Dysart is m married, and Dysart explains that he is. He asks about Alan’s history with horses, and if he remembers the first time horses entered his life. Alan says he cannot.

Dysart goes on to ask Alan about “Ek”, to which Alan replies in song...

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