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Give an outline of  "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse" by William Saroyan.It...

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ayushiii | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 13, 2010 at 2:44 PM via web

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Give an outline of  "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse" by William Saroyan.

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

Posted October 13, 2010 at 7:21 PM (Answer #1)

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I would say that any outline of Saroyan's short story has to include how John Byro approached the situation of his missing horse.  His compassionate and wise stance prevented a difficult situation from becoming a bad one.  Byro understood the ethics of the community and grasped that the accusation of theft would cause irreparable damage to both the family and insult to the Garoghlanian tribe.  Yet, he knows that the boys have taken his horse, and his property.  His ability to approach the boys and speak in a manner that causes them to reconsider what they have done and return the horse validates moral order and structure as well as the bonds between people.  Byro approaches them with respect and they reciprocate by returning the horse.  I would think that such a detail should be included in any outline of the story.

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