Homework Help

How does Tess Gallagher's story, "The Lover of Horses," end?short answer please 

sta112's profile pic

Posted via web

dislike -2 like

How does Tess Gallagher's story, "The Lover of Horses," end?

short answer please 

1 Answer | Add Yours

thanatassa's profile pic

Posted (Answer #1)

dislike 2 like

The story "The Lover of Horses" by Tess Gallagher is told from the viewpoint of a young female narrator who has returned home shortly before her father's death. It is a primarily psychological tale, in which our discovery of events is motivated by the narrator's reflections on their meanings. As the father gradually descends into death, the narrator sees a choice between the life path pursued by her father and the one pursued by her mother. She chooses her fathers path, and takes up smoking. She visits her father's favourite places and makes herself a bed from cedar tree branches. In an imagined conversation with her dying father, accompanied by the sound of the ocean, she decides to follow his path through life and also become a "lover of horses" and all they represent.


Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes