Equus RR.docx - Aquino 1 Marlon Aquino Professor Gilli Elewy IGE 120HS 19 November 2017 Equus RR Upon reading Peter Shaffers Equus I found it

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Aquino 1 Marlon Aquino Professor Gilli – Elewy IGE 120HS 19 November 2017 Equus RR Upon reading Peter Shaffer’s Equus , I found it interesting that the themes of religion, worship, and especially myth are used frequently in the play. There were certain parts of the play that were both interesting and surprising to me. I found many connections in regards to the discussions that we had in class, Karen Armstrong’s “A Short History of Myth”, Gilgamesh, and what Shaffer is trying to say about modern society today. What I found interesting was when Dr. Dysart discovered that Alan takes the horse out of the stables at midnight and goes for a ride across the same field with the same stick known as The Ark of Manbit in his mouth on a regular basis. He basically “cracked” Alan’s code and got him to say many things about his love for horses. I was surprised to read that when Dr. Dysart spoke to Hesther, Dr. Dysart spoke of envying Alan and being jealous of him. I found it both surprising and interesting because I certainly did not expect Dr. Dysart to use those words,
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