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In Equus the final scene shows the audience just how Alan feels about Equus and his creation in order to seek spiritual and sexual freedom But was it Dysart that drove him to confessing about his passion Dysart is a villain in the fact that he put Alan under a lot of pressure and finally led him to explode But Dysart isnt the only one who puts Alan in the spotlight Other main characters who broke Alan down are Frank Jill and even Equus itself Dysart doesnt have anything to do with Alan actually stabbing the horses but he does make Alan confess that he did it So effectively he is a villain but he is also a hero as Alan is now free from Equus power and he has effectively got the issue off his chest Dysart did push Alan very hard up to the confession for instance on page 102 Dysart and Alan have a long shouting at each other where Dysart makes Alan confess that he had sex with Jill He even says the words did you five times So Dysart is both a hero and a villain in this situation but overall in the book I think that his profession as a psychiatrist makes him a villain When he uses the placebo and actually gives Alan an aspirin even though this may be part of his job Dysart is seen as a villain conning Alan into telling him the truth Also the way he treats Dora just shoving her away when she wants to care for her son and in his last speech he admits that the boy is destroyed and cannot do anything about it The main points the Dysart can be classified as hero are that he is trying to help and cure Alan however forceful his methods may be and he is actually quite kind and considerate He offers Alan a cigarette is generally hospitable and does not
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