Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quotes

Quote #7

She sat astride me not as my mistress but rather as a friend. (11.2)

Is Emilie and Joey's bond more meaningful for Joey or for Emilie?

Quote #8

[The Haflingers] looked up to us for support and friendship, and we gave both willingly. (12.9)

Other horses aren't the only ones who look to Joey and Topthorn for support and friendship. Joey and Topthorn provide support—both physical and emotional—to their human friends as well. Can you think of any specific examples?

Quote #9

There seemed to be an empathy between [Topthorn and Friedrich], that of one soldier to another. (13.8)

Have you ever looked a pug square in the face and thought, "Hmm, he's a curmudgeon just like me"? Well, humans and animals often become friends because they see themselves in each other. Friedrich strongly identifies with Topthorn; both are the strong silent type, being forced to a job that they don't really want to do.

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