Course 10—Lecture - 7

LitCourse 10
How to Read: Theme
7

 

Theme is . . .

"The Horse Dealer's Daughter" (Course 9)
Female sexuality is a powerful force, giving women power over men.


Supporting evidence: the title which connects Mabel to her father—one subdues horses, the other men; frequent references to men as "subject animals;" the sexual symbolism of the pond, which Jack enters reluctantly; the last scene in which Mable holds sway over Jack.

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