The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse
1) Director: Those who detest chaos and take charge (flaw: intolerance) 2) Line 46-47, page 2 3) Mourad is taking charge of the situation by informing the narrator what to do. Since the horse has gotten away, the situation is now one of a hectic nature and brings about the Director quality in the narrator’s cousin. 1) Survivor: One who struggles to preserve their identity and ideals, despite the obstacles. (flaw: lack of trust) 2) Line 50-51, Page 3 3) Despite the fact that Mourad did take the horse, he isn’t viewing the act as stealing, until the narrator demands to be able to keep it for a year as to learn how to ride it.
In the selected lines, Mourad is emphasizing that he isn’t stealing – upholding the Garoghlanian honor of never succumbing to such a vice – and proclaims that the horse must be returned to its rightful owner in no more than six months, since beyond that would be considered theft. 1) Architect: One who is unhappy unless leaving a lasting legacy or creating something of value. (flaw: obsession) 2) Line 25, page 2; Line 10-11, page 4; Line 27, page 4. 3) In the above lines, Mourad is reiterating that he has a way with other creatures or people.
Constantly, he’s reminding the narrator that he has a ‘special touch’ about him, a special way of doing things. Simply by repeating, “I have a way with…” it’s engraved into the narrator’s mind and leaving a sort of legacy behind for Mourad, which seems to be his intentions anyway. Mourad simply wishes to be deemed as spectacular in some way, and definitely wants to be remembered for it. 1) Rebel: Those who struggle against the status quo. 2) Line 33 – 39, page 1. 3) Despite the fact that the family is poor, yet proud of being moral, Mourad takes a horse from someone else to ride.
The narrator cannot deem this as stealing, but it most definitely is, no matter how much the narrator or his cousin may try to justify it. However, Mourad is described as one of the first – in eleven centuries – to twist the Garoghlanian ‘code of conduct’. This, by itself, defines the rebel, who breaks the rules already implemented – even if they are unofficial – for their own life, dreams, desires, or wants. 1) Critic: Nothing is good enough for him. 2) Line 2, page 3.
3) This quote illustrates how simply having the horse, even for a short amount of time, isn’t enough to satiate Mourad’s desire to ride it or simply possess it a little longer. Despite the fact he is poor, and probably never would have had a chance to interact with a horse otherwise; despite the fact that Mourad was lucky to get away with it for as long as he did, the boy still seeks to keep the horse for a longer period of time. What makes this more apparent is how obvious it is, even to the narrator, what Mourad’s true intentions are behind his words.Sample Essay of PapersOwl.com