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Posted August 6, 2009 at 6:38 PM via web

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What are character sketches of Aram, Mourad and Uncle Khosrove in "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse"?

 


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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 6, 2009 at 8:21 PM (Answer #1)

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Aram is the narrator of the story, and serves as the moral center.  He is very mindful of doing the right thing, while understanding the financial challenges of the family.  He does not seek to disrupt the balances in the family or in the community, and while he does love the horse, he does understand that in taking it, he and his cousin are doing something that is not entirely right.  Mourad, in contrast, is guided by his passion for the horse, compelling him to take it.  People dismiss his behavior as they do Uncle Khosrove (not father and son), and for his part,
Mourad does believe that he has a special approach to dealing with animals, for example.  This makes him approach things differently that Aram.  Whereas one demonstrates restraint and a sense of hesitancy, the other showcases complete immersion and involvement with his passions and interests, namely animals.  Uncle Khosrove represents the sense of "an old voice," who carries himself in a very demonstrative manner.  His refrain of "It's no harm, pay no attention to it" is a statement on his approach to problems and predicaments.  This makes him someone that many dismiss, but throughout the play his attitude places context on the scenarios the characters encounter.  When the result of the boys' taking of the horse is that Byro actually has a better conditioned and well trained animal, Uncle Khosrove's statement acquires a very strange sense of closure to the entire event.

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mahima93 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 30, 2009 at 1:30 PM (Answer #2)

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Aram is the narrator of the story, and serves as the moral center.  He is very mindful of doing the right thing, while understanding the financial challenges of the family.  He does not seek to disrupt the balances in the family or in the community, and while he does love the horse, he does understand that in taking it, he and his cousin are doing something that is not entirely right.  Mourad, in contrast, is guided by his passion for the horse, compelling him to take it.  People dismiss his behavior as they do Uncle Khosrove (not father and son), and for his part,
Mourad does believe that he has a special approach to dealing with animals, for example.  This makes him approach things differently that Aram.  Whereas one demonstrates restraint and a sense of hesitancy, the other showcases complete immersion and involvement with his passions and interests, namely animals.  Uncle Khosrove represents the sense of "an

Aram is the narrator of the story, and serves as the moral center.  He is very mindful of doing the right thing, while understanding the financial challenges of the family.  He does not seek to disrupt the balances in the family or in the community, and while he does love the horse, he does understand that in taking it, he and his cousin are doing something that is not entirely right.  Mourad, in contrast, is guided by his passion for the horse, compelling him to take it.  People dismiss his behavior as they do Uncle Khosrove (not father and son), and for his part,
Mourad does believe that he has a special approach to dealing with animals, for example.  This makes him approach things differently that Aram.  Whereas one demonstrates restraint and a sense of hesitancy, the other showcases complete immersion and involvement with his passions and interests, namely animals.  Uncle Khosrove represents the sense of "an old voice," who carries himself in a very demonstrative manner.  His refrain of "It's no harm, pay no attention to it" is a statement on his approach to problems and predicaments.  This makes him someone that many dismiss, but throughout the play his attitude places context on the scenarios the characters encounter.  When the result of the boys' taking of the horse is that Byro actually has a better conditioned and well trained animal, Uncle Khosrove's statement acquires a very strange sense of closure to the entire event.

 old voice," who carries himself in a very demonstrative manner.  His refrain of "It's no harm, pay no attention to it" is a statement on his approach to problems and predicaments.  This makes him someone that many dismiss, but throughout the play his attitude places context on the scenarios the characters encounter.  When the result of the boys' taking of the horse is that Byro actually has a better conditioned and well trained animal, Uncle Khosrove's statement acquires a very strange sense of closure to the entire event.

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