The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

by William Saroyan
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Describe the meeting of the boys with John Byro when they are on their way to Fetvajian's vineyard in "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse." 

In "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse," the meeting could be portrayed as a result of Byro’s innocence and rather endearing faith in tradition. The meeting could also be portrayed as evidence of Mourad’s sound mind. Lastly, the meeting might be described as a kind of moral victory for all three participants. The boys don’t get in trouble, and Byro gets his horse back.

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A description of the meeting at the end of William Saroyan’s short story will depend on how the reader feels about Aram, Mourad, and the farmer himself.

If you feel a particular sympathy for John Byro, you might describe the end scene as sad. You might say it’s kind of sorry and pitiful that Byro doesn’t confront the boys. You might call attention to Byro’s endearing naiveté and his rather admirable but somewhat mindless faith in tradition and family values. Remember, one reason why Byro doesn’t accuse the boys is because of the honest reputation of Aram’s family.

However, if you have a particular interest in Mourad, you might describe the scene in a way that underscores Mourad’s acumen. You might describe the scene in a way that counters the idea that Mourad is supposedly crazy. You could portray the scene as an example of Mourad’s sensibility and sanity. In the last sense, you could portray Mourad as calm and mindful. Although, you probably should make note of the fact...

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