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Horses of the Night by Margaret Laurence -Chris 15and Vanessa6 -Manawaka -I detested the fact that I was so young -Chris creates his own fantasy world ranch racing horses etc He tries to sell magazines vacuum cleaners even when he knows he wont make it to university He cant face reality Also when there is conflict he ignores it and it seems like he doesnt even notice it He holds a fantasy in his mind that seems real to him -In Shallow Creek when Vanessa sees the horses is when we are aware that Chris is living in a world of delusions -Chris fantasy world is his only refuge from potential insanity because without it he would have no hope for life -Vanessa worries that she is incapable of saying the right thing when they go camping and Chris talks about God and the Stars pretending to be asleep pg22 -Chris doesnt respond when his grandfather talks about him he sets a barrier between his own world and reality -His world consists of his horses saddle criss-cross own ranch He has control of everything in his world so it only applies to him -The line slowly slowly horses of the night means Chris disappears into insanity and that he cant see day and night Means the night must move slow for Chris and Whether he had discovered at last a way for himself to make the necessary dream perpetual pg24 -Chris views God as ridiculous and brutal He doesnt believe in God Vanessa doesnt respond so maybe she does believe in God and doesnt want to tell Chris her views The circumstances for their views might be the fact that Chris family lives in poverty while Vanessa is better off a little bit Vanessa is scared of talkingsaying the wrong things -It reveals that he had a mental breakdown and that he is lost in his fantasy world He no longer lives in his own
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