The Freer of Horses!


I've chosen Ippolit Konovaloff, the text is as follows:

"I WAS a gun-smith in Odessa.

One night the police broke in the room

Where a group of us were reading Spencer.

And seized our books and arrested us.

But I escaped and came to New York

And thence to Chicago, and then to Spoon River,

Where I could study my Kant in peace

And eke out a living repairing guns

Look at my moulds! My architectonics

One for a barrel, one for a hammer

And others for other parts of a gun!

Well, now suppose no gun—smith living

Had anything else but duplicate moulds

Of these I show you—well, all guns

Would be just alike, with a hammer to hit

The cap and a barrel to carry the shot

All acting alike for themselves, and all

Acting against each other alike.

And there would be your world of guns!

Which nothing could ever free from itself

Except a Moulder with different moulds

To mould the metal over."

I'm an animator so I chose this work because It gives me a lot of freedom, since it's not too restrictive and it provides some great story elements that I can use for the audience's entertainment and to develop the character in a way that will make him believable as an animated character.  I am very excited for the opportunity to explore Ippolit's character and to hopefully bring him to life on the screen.


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