War Horse Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Neighs and CrossesYou might not be surprised to hear that the white cross on Joey's forehead is a little bit of subtle religious imagery. Emilie's Grandpapa shines the light on it, too, as the only...
Hay is for HorsesEarly in the book, we're confronted with two differing opinions of horses. Albert worships them; his drunk father thinks they're "obstinate and stupid" (1.14). Later, two minor cha...
A Sticky SituationAlbert regales Joey with tales of his sweetheart Maisie and her delicious pastries. But after the war, when everyone is at peace, Maisie refuses to give Joey one of her treats. Wh...
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