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The Centaur Plays Croquet Analysis

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The protagonist Ada in “The Centaur Plays Croquet” can be implied as the resistance to the patriarchal society—men are free to act upon their sexual fantasy in various forms, such as prostitution, rape, and etc… Saxon offers fascinating symbolic meditation on alternative sexuality. He depicts the alternative sex in Ada with a centaur that rebels societal constriction in sex. It deals with a wild and sexy story of a married woman Ada who gets fascinated and possessive with a handsome centaur, a horse—half-man and half-beast. Ada is in love with "Horace", the centaur, and she becomes intimate with him rather than her husband. Her relationship is described:
Come, my Centaur, let us have a game of croquet! The colored balls lie like painted
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