What I want to acknowledge that I think that my author William Saroyan creates Conflict by revealing Character in the story “The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse ,” I think this because of the main characters Mourad and Aram. These two boys are in love with horses, and they have always dreamed about riding them, but they have a bump in the road, they’re poor and can’t afford it. One day Mourad decided to bring a present to Aram and it was this really expensive white horse . Aram described it as so magnificent, so lovely, and so exciting. He was excited, but he knew it would be the wrong thing to do, but he got on the horse.
“In the second place, we were poor.
This was the part that wouldn’t permit me to believe what I saw.”
This is evidence because, With the character Mourad being poor it creates conflict through the story because, he suddenly got something that is expensive. Not only did Aram knew that it was expensive and clearly out of range for the price that Mourad could afford, Aram still got on and rode with Mourad that morning.
“We were poor. We had no money. Our whole tribe was poverty-stricken. Every branch of the Garoghlanian family was living in the most amazing and comical poverty in the world. Nobody could understand where we ever got money enough to keep us with food in our bellies, not even the old men of the family. Most important of all, though, we were famous for our honesty. We had been famous for our honesty for something like eleven centuries, even when we had been the wealthiest family in what we liked to think was the world. We were proud first, honest next, and after that we believed in right and wrong. None of us would take advantage of anybody in the world, let alone steal.“
“Well, it seemed to me stealing a horse for a ride was not the same thing as stealing something else, such as money. For all I knew, maybe it wasn’t stealing at all. If you were crazy about horses the way my cousin Mourad and I were, it wasn’t stealing.”
This evidence because, it shows conflict when it says “Well, it seemed to me stealing a horse for a ride was not the same thing as stealing something else, such as money.” It also creates character at the same time because, he wants to ride it but, he knows its wrong.
“Consequently, even though I could see the horse, so magnificent; even though I could smell it, so lovely; even though I could hear it breathing, so exciting; I couldn’t believe the horse had anything to do with my cousin Mourad or with me or with any of the other members of our family, asleep or awake, because I knew my cousin Mourad couldn’t have bought the horse, and if he couldn’t have bought it he must have stolen it, and I refused to believe he had stolen it.”
The horse leaped over seven vines before I fell. Then it continued running. My cousin Mourad came running down the road.
“I’m not worried about you,” he shouted. “We’ve got to get that horse.”
I think that this really shows character through conflict because, the conflict here is that the stolen horse is running off they would have to return it to its rightful owner before they wake, but with it running it shows that Mourad doesn’t care about Aram but, to get that horse.
It took him half an hour to find the horse and bring him back. All right, he said, jump on. The whole world is awake now. What will we do? I said. Well, he said, “we’ll either take him back or hide him until tomorrow morning.” He didn’t sound worried and I knew he’d hide him and not take him back. Not for a while, at any rate. “Where will we hide him?” I said. “I know a place,” he said. “How long ago did you steal this horse?” I said. It suddenly dawned on me that he had been taking these early morning rides for some time and had come for me this morning only because he knew how much I longed to ride. “Who said anything about stealing a horse?” he said. Anyhow, I said, “how long ago did you begin riding every morning?” “Not until this morning,” he said. “Are you telling the truth?”I said. Of course not, he said, but if we are found out, that’s what you’re to say. I don’t want both of us to be liars.
My author William Saroyan creates Conflict by revealing Character through the actions of Mourad and Aram in the story “The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse ,” by showing that Mourad stole a horse, and since Aram have always wanted to ride a horse, Mourad gave him the chance to. Even that Aram knew it was wrong to go with Mourad he took the chance showing character through conflict between risking the chance that his family could never be trusted again.