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    You’re mine! I am yours and you are mine… I see you. Always! Everywhere! Forever!” (Shaffer, pg. 105). Equus is his God, therefore when Alan is about to commit a sin he knows Equus will be disappointed and jealous. He was conscious of this, so in order to prevent the disappointment from happening, he blinded the horses so they would not watch him any longer. Alan being conscious of the consequences

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    Frances Liberman Ms. Kim IBH Lang and Lit January 15th 2015 Dysart’s Character and Dream In Peter Shaffer’s play, Equus, one of the main characters is a psychiatrist named Martin Dysart who specializes with adolescents. The play begins with a seventeen-year-old boy named Alan Strang and a horse named Nugget. Alan is showing great affection towards the horse. Suddenly, a man in his forties is shown holding a cigarette. This man is Martin Dysart, the first character to speak in the play. He begins

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    Equus by Peter Shaffer: A Critical Analysis Equus was written by Peter Shaffer in the 1970s, a time for great change in both culture and the field of psychiatry. In his play, Shaffer explores the conflict between social responsibility and individual desire, and the difficulty of finding a balance between the two. The playwright contrasts the characters Martin Dysart, an unsatisfied child psychiatrist, and Alan Strang, his seventeen year old patient, to explore the two extremes of the spectrum of

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    Tom Shaffer’s play “Equus” tells the story of a psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, who treats a young adolescent who committed a savage act of blinding six horses with a metal spike. The young adolescent is a stable boy named Alan Strang who is the only child of an opinionated father and a genteel, religious mother. As Dysart uncovers the reasons behind the boys’ attack, he to faces his own issues. Shaffer uses a broad range of the English language to show the differences between his two main characters

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    Equus is as complex as the human mind. Exploring psychological questions such as what does it mean to be normal, and should individuality be sacrificed for the sake of normality? Whilst propelling a mystery, crime story, and a psychological thriller, Peter Shaffer’s Equus examines the minds of a young stable boy who has blinded several horses and the aging psychiatrist asked to “cure” him. But would a “cure” really normalize the teenager? A seventeen year old boy, Alan is brought to a psychiatric

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    insignificance presented is accidental. Both Peter Shaffer’s Equus and Albert Camus’ The Stranger approach different ways in presenting the truths of Alan Strang and Meursault to the audience/jury, but one thing remains clear; intentional or unintentional manipulation of these characters leads to the eternal distrust of the reliability of their presenters, Martin Dysart and the members of the law. Through Dysart’s self-diagnosis given throughout Equus, Shaffer directly conflicts with

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    Peter Shaffer’s play, Equus, explores the conflict between social responsibility and individual desire using contrasting characterisation and symbolism. By imposing an extreme situation on the central characters - the psychiatrist, Martin Dysart and his patient, Alan Strang - Shaffer explores how each deal with their personal struggles. Shaffer uses contrasting characterisation between Dysart and Alan, who are stark opposites in their societal roles and personal beliefs. As a psychiatrist, Dysart

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    the beginning of ‘Equus’ one considers the character of Martin Dysart to be normal as he rarely strays outside of societies boundaries. However, as we move through the play one discovers there is much more to Martin Dysart than once thought. In reality the themes dealt with in ‘Equus’ challenges our own sense of what is normal. They are as equally as shocking to Dysart, yet made justifiable by Alan Strang’s worship for Equus, the god of horses. This is why ‘Peter Shaffer’ uses ‘Equus’ as a sort of device

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    The evolution of the Equus genus occurred around 4mya (Orland et al., 2014), however the domestic horse split from the ancestor of the Przewalski horse at around 43-52 thousand years ago (kya) (Orland et al., 2014; Shubert et al., 2014). HOW PRZEWALSKI IS CONSIDERED WILD. The extinct wild ancestor of the domestic horse, Equus ferus, is believed to have originated in Northern America before migrating to Eurasia across the Bering land bridge (Prothero and Schoch, 2002) where they were first domesticated

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    Milo Gosnell 4-17-16 Independent Book Theme Essay Life of Pi Yann Martel Life of Pi is an incredible survival story written by Yann Martel. It follows a young protagonist named Piscine Patel, Pi, and his journey of hope and courage. His strength is grounded in his faith and religion, as well as his admiration for the startling world of science, and teaches that both science and religion can offer a unique perspective on the world around us. Pi has the simple yet extraordinary notion that even scientists

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