Themes Equus


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  • Created by: jac76
  • Created on: 18-05-16 17:52
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  • Themes
    • What is 'normal'
      • Is normality a natural Quality?
        • Equus argues normality isn't always ideal. Madness is constructed by society
      • Does society set the terms for it?
    • Religion
      • Horses are Alan's religion
        • He worships Equus as he's God - Like Jesus.
        • Religion is enforced by Dora - took over his life
        • Dysart wishes he could feel that strong religious calling
    • Freedom
      • Alan achieves freedom through his midnight riding on Nugget
      • Both horse and rider completely naked and free of the ties that bind them
        • Horse; the chains that bind them
        • Alan; the chains that bind him to the expectations of his parents and the society
    • Sexuality
      • Alan describes his experience as sexual
      • Alan uses Jill to see if he can channel his sexuality down a 'normal' path
        • He fails ...
    • Pain
      • Dysart worries that removing Alan's pain, he'll loose his passion
    • Blame
      • Who is to blame for Alan's actions?
        • Dora and Franks for the way they raised him?
        • Alan himself?

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maggiepound

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