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The horse is the primary symbol in Equus, and at a glance, it represents everything we might expect a horse to represent: power, freedom, animal desire. Indeed, Alan Strang’s worship of the horse-god… (read full symbol analysis)
At the end of the play, Martin Dysart describes himself as “stand[ing] in the dark with a pick in [his] hand, striking at heads.” Here, he draws an explicit connection to Alan Strang, who… (read full symbol analysis)