Horses of the Night by Margaret Laurence
-Chris (15)and Vanessa(6)
-"I detested the fact that I was so young"
-Chris creates his own fantasy world (ranch, racing horses etc.) He tries to sell magazines, vacuum cleaners even when he knows he won't make it to university. He can't face reality. Also, when there is conflict he ignores it and it seems like he doesn't even notice it. He holds a fantasy in his mind that seems real to him
-In Shallow Creek, when Vanessa sees the horses is when we are aware that Chris is living in a world of delusions.
-Chris' fantasy world is his only re…
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