Comparing The Georges And Black Beauty: The Autobiography Of A Horse

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Can point of view change how you develop a character? By using first person point of view, the authors of The Georges and the Jewels and Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse quite effectively develop each character. For example, if the reader did not know that the bit tasted bad and the straps were uncomfortable, he/she may assume that the bit was made for a custom fit for the horse and the mouthpiece tasted like strawberries. First, in The Georges and the Jewels by Jane Smiley, a girl’s father has her ride and train horses even though she think the horses have feelings and don't like the gear and the training. Paragraph 10 states,”...I just took off the saddle, and the bridle, too, and I lay down in the grass and fell asleep...when I woke...there she was, curled up next to me like a dog, kind of pressed against me but sweet and large and soft...now when Daddy tells me that horses only know two things, the carrot and the stick, and…show more content…
The author, Anna Sewell, says in the second paragraph,”...I knew my mother always wore one when she went out, and all horses did when they were grown up, and so, what with the nice oats, and what with my master’s pats, kind words, and gentle ways, I got to wear my bit and bridle.” Not only does this prove what the girl from The Georges and the Jewels thought, but it also shows the reader that the horse was young, but wanted to act older like his mother. In light of this evidence, the reader can conclude that first person point of view is very effective in developing characters. As you can see, by using first person point of view, the authors of The Georges and the Jewels and Black Beauty: the Autobiography of a Horse, rather adequately express the character’s notions, thoughts, and

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