Course 10—Lecture

LitCourse 10
How to Read: Theme


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.

Site by BOOM Boom Supercreative

LitLovers © 2021