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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

At first, Aram is convinced that his cousin could not possibly have stolen the horse at all, because their family was renowned for their honesty and trustworthiness and would never do such a thing...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2018 8:11 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

The moral of William Saroyan's "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse" is that compassion in the face of conflict yields both room for growth and fair compromise. John Byro knows that Mourad and...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2016 6:07 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

The Garoghlanian tribe is from Armenia. They ended up settling in areas such as Fresno, California. Part of the tribe's culture is trying to find a sense of placement and self in a new and modern...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2010 11:19 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

To understand this question, take a look at Aram's thoughts and feelings when he is first offered the chance to ride the horse by his cousin, Mourad: Well, it seemed to me stealing a horse for a...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2017 8:26 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

In William Saroyan's short story entitled "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse," Aram and Mourad come from a family that is best known for its honesty. Aram speaks of the Garoghlanian family...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2018 7:18 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

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...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2009 8:21 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

One of the major themes of “The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse” by William Saroyan is honor. The young boy, Aram, explains the underlying philosophies of his large extended family. Although...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2016 1:54 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

Uncle Khosrove is a character in William Saroyan's short story The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse, which tells of nine-year-old Aram and his adventures with a beautiful white horse that his...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2018 12:10 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

Aram's first horse ride is an eventful one. First, Aram is awakened by his cousin Mourad, who is seated on a beautiful white horse. After he recovers from his surprise, Aram dresses quickly and...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2018 9:10 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

Although Khosrove and Mourad differ in age, they share a number of common characteristics. Firstly, they are both considered crazy by other members of their family. Khosrove is considered crazy...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2018 10:15 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

John Byro, in this story, is the original owner of the beautiful white horse which is mentioned in the title and which is stolen by the cousin of the narrator. We are told that John Byro is an...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2019 8:49 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

The title seems quite appropriate for the timbre of the story. Initially, one can suggest that it is set in a summer- like time period. The boys can focus on the horse, and are not necessarily...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2009 1:34 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

On the surface, the white horse in "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse" symbolizes beauty, freedom and wealth; all things that Aram and his cousin Mourad do not have. They "let the horse run...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2020 8:21 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

The primary message of the story, The Summer of the Beautiful Horse, is that despite social or economic challenges, there are some truths which are absolute and should be practiced under and all...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2009 3:53 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

Aram mentions several times that his cousin Mourad is considered to be "crazy"—the natural inheritor of the family crazy streak. He demonstrates this tendency in several ways. First, at the...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2018 3:42 pm UTC

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There are a couple of examples from the text that can be used to justify this statement about Mourad. First of all, Mourad can be found sitting under a tree, trying to repair the broken wing of a...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2018 9:13 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

In the short story "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse" by William Saroyan, the narrator is a nine-year-old Armenian boy named Aram. He is a member of the Garoghlanian tribe, which, despite...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2019 2:56 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

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...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2020 2:26 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

One of the boys, Mourad, has been for some time in the habit of taking the horse for early morning rides and returning it before its absence is noted. He never intends not to return the horse....

Latest answer posted May 6, 2019 12:33 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

In this story, the Garoghlanian tribe are Armenian, and their religion is likely Christianity, though this is not explicitly mentioned in the text. In terms of culture, Aram outlines the three...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2017 8:42 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

The first time we see the two boys, Aram and Mourad, they ride the horse before sunrise when daybreak is "not many minutes around the corner". Mourad rides the horse to Aram's window and beckons...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2019 7:59 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

In the story, John Byro is an Assyrian farmer. He is described as lonely. His loneliness is one reason why he visits the narrator's house. He is described as a visitor, rather than a stranger, and...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2019 10:24 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

The irony in the story has to do with the idea of honesty and what it means to be "honest." Even though the Garoghlanian family is "renowned" for its honesty, Mourad steals a horse for the thrill...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2017 1:24 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

Mourad is more daring, and more adventurous than his cousin, Aram. Indeed, Aram says that "Mourad enjoyed being alive, more than anybody else who had ever fallen into the world," and also that...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2019 11:35 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

Aram describes his cousin, Mourad, as wild and unpredictable, and yet he says that Mourad's father, Zorab, was "practical and nothing else." The implication here is that Mourad, in terms of his...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2019 10:08 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

In his short story "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse," William Saroyan characterizes the Garoghlanian tribe as having a very unique perspective of the world, a perspective that serves to...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2016 8:19 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

In my opinion, part of what makes this story interesting is the youthful innocence of the narrator. He explains that, at this time in his life, "life was still a delightful and mysterious dream,"...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2019 3:20 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

Towards the end of the story, John Byro happens upon the two boys who have stolen his horse, and he recognizes his stolen horse. Byro is a friend of the boys’s family. He says to the boys that he...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2019 1:36 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

Aram gives his Uncle Khosrove as an example of the "crazy" streak he believes to run in his family. In order to illustrate this, he explains that Uncle Khosrove had a phenomenal bad temper and was...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2018 1:45 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

It sounds to me as if this is a question that could be best answered by an instructor. I say this because the instructor would be able to fully expand as to for what elements they seek to see in...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2010 5:15 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

Aram encounters a number of experiences while riding the horse in the short story “The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse” by William Saroyan. When his cousin arrives with the horse in the early...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2016 5:34 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

Well, to begin with, this story is told as a retrospective. It takes place when the speaker, Aram, is nine years old; we can infer from the opening narrative that Aram is now an adult, as he...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2019 9:39 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

The short story "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse" by William Saroyan is narrated by Aram, a nine-year-old Armenian boy. His cousin Mourad appears at his window just before dawn one day,...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2019 2:13 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

The answer to this is a bit on the elusive side. I certainly don't think that John Byro inspired fear in the traditional sense of the word. Part of the reason they returned the horse might have...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2010 1:02 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

In the story, Mourad has stolen John Byro's beautiful white horse. Having had a wonderful time riding the horse, Mourad eventually invites Aram to ride with him. They hide the horse in a barn at a...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2015 1:55 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

To answer this question, take a look at what Aram says on the subject of having a crazy streak in his family: Every family has a crazy streak in it somewhere. In other words, Aram believes that...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2017 8:41 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

The story reaches its climactic moment when one morning while riding “the beautiful white horse,” Mourad and Aram accidentally run into John Byro. Byro is none other than the owner of the horse....

Latest answer posted April 19, 2016 2:12 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

At the beginning of the story, Aram says that his earliest memories had been "memories of horses and (his) first longings had been longings to ride." However, because his family has always been...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2019 9:42 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

Firstly, we can characterize Aram as being easily led. When Mourad arrives with a stolen horse, for example, Aram is happy to go along with it and ride the horse instead of convincing Mourad to...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2018 8:49 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

Aram is in awe of his reckless older cousin Mourad. As we see the story through Aram's eyes, one thing that is notable is the combination of the adult viewpoint from which Aram interprets the...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2019 1:48 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

William Saroyan devotes quite a bit of space in his story entitled "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse" to explaining Aram's reaction upon seeing the horse for the first time. Aram, the...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2018 5:33 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

Khosrove, Aram's uncle, is well known for his terrible temper and his tendency to shut up anyone by insisting that they "pay no attention to" whatever the issue is. The example of his house burning...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2018 8:29 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

Uncle Khosrove is impatient with Byro's complaining. For him, every problem can be dismissed by roaring, "Pay no attention to it!" At first, this might seem like a simplistic response, but the...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2020 12:38 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

In the short folk tale “The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse,” William Saroyan uses a number of narrative techniques to engage the reader. Saroyan begins the story with Aram, the first-person...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2016 5:39 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

This might be Saroyan's way of expressing that the whereabouts of certain tribes might be difficult to trace. The question of whether the Garoghlanian tribe, for example, was a real tribe or a...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2009 2:00 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

Mourad visits his cousin Aram’s house at 4:00 a.m, one summer day. At the time, Aram is only nine years old. Mourad knocks at Aram’s window to wake him up. He has a “beautiful white horse” which he...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2018 1:10 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

In the short story "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse" by William Saroyan, Mourad, a cousin of the narrator (Aram), has taken a magnificent white horse from a farmer named John Byro. Mourad...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2019 9:57 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

When we are first introduced to Mourad, we are told by his cousin that he was "considered crazy by everybody who knew him except me." We are then told, immediately after, of the time when Mourad,...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2019 12:35 pm UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

Although Aram makes only a brief mention of the family's crazy streak, we can infer a number of points about his feelings on this topic. First of all, Aram believes that a crazy streak exists in...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2018 8:23 am UTC

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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

The horse represents several things to the boys in Saroyan's story. The first would be a sense of indescribable beauty. The boys are mesmerized by the presence of the horse and do recognize it...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2009 5:12 am UTC

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