The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse By William Saroyan A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION BY NIDHI THAKUR P.G.T. ENGLISH K.V. NO. II, SAGAR Introduction The story written by W. Saroyan deals with his childhood experiences among the Armenian-American fruit growers and talks of their being uprooted from their native place. The humorous story deals with two young Armenian boys who foray away from the values of their race. They give up on their faith, truth and honesty for which their tribe is famous. Fruit growers Armenian boys Mourad’s Crazy Streak : Khosrove Inherited from his uncle, Mourad always said that he had a way with birds, animals etc. Mourad did not believe in curbing his desires. He was fond of living life to the full. Inspite of his crazy streak and his spirited living, he did not deem it right to risk his family’s name for the sake of a stolen horse. White horse Hallmarks of Garoghlanians : Honesty , truth , integrity-These they upheld even in the face of object poverty. For eleven centuries these features had been religiously safeguarded from one generation to another. Uncle Khosrove A natural descendant of the crazy streak of their tribe. With a booming voice that always roared, uncle Khosrove could be easily irritated. He was impatient by nature, gentle at heart and never thought of harming anyone. To all the problems that befell him, his attitude would be : “pay no attention to it.” Answer briefly: Why did Aram justify Mourad’s act? Ans. Because stealing a horse for riding was different from selling it. How did Aram conclude that Mourad had the horse for a long time? Ans. Aram could not manage the horse on his own, Mourad could, he knew a place for hiding it. Who was John Byro? Ans. Assyrian farmer, owner of the stolen white horse, surrey rendered useless. Describe the boy’s encounter with John Byro? Ans. John studies horse carefully, feels it is his lost horse, inspects teeth, asks name, concludes it as twin of his horse. Why did Mourad returns the horse? Ans. Mourad’s conscience shaken, family name at stake, ties the horse in Byro’s barn.