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Kimbra Ussery ENGL 1101 10/26/2011 Year of Wonders Literary Analysis When I think of horses, my first thoughts are of my favorite childhood movie, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron . This movie is about a stallion that could never be tamed. He ends up saving a village of Native Americans and his own herd of wild mustangs. In Year of Wonders , written by Geraldine Brooks, Mompellion’s horse, Anteros, is a symbol for freedom. Winston Churchill once said, “There is something about a horse that is good for a man.” Because, “In riding a horse, we borrow freedom,” as said by Helen Thompson. When Mr. Mompellion arrived to the town riding Anteros, many villagers thought that “such a fine stallion was no fit steed for a priest” (15). These thoughts can also be considered foreshadowing of the horrific events to come. After the plague strikes, Mompellion becomes tied to the village and does not leave to keep from spreading the plague therefore losing his freedom. While the village is sick, Mr. Mompellion never rides Anteros except for in the few cases where he only rides to go help a fellow villager. If Anteros represents freedom, he is definitely not a fit
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