Art Of Rain

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The book The Art of Racing in the Rain is written based on a true story of the author Garth Stein, but instead of telling a story like any other literature, this book is written from author’s pet dog, Enzo’s perspective. This book is mainly a biography of the author during the times his dog, Enzo, is present, and what makes this biography so great is that the concept of the dog telling the story is constantly reminded by the author Stein, and Stein added on the imaginary but realistic thoughts of his dog Enzo. It all started with Enzo being picked out at the dog farm by Denny, the master. Enzo believed truly that “when a dog is finished living his lifetimes as a dog, his next incarnation will be as a man” (2). Throughout the whole novel, Enzo …show more content…
How I wanted to engage them in life! I wanted to participate, not just to observe” (252). Human always experience different emotions through life, just as Stein gives Enzo emotions in this book to show how much Enzo, a dog, could be so much like a human. When Denny’s wife first moved in with him, Enzo said that “(he) respected her for asking, but (he) knew that she would come between (Denny and Enzo), and (Enzo) found her preemptive denial to be disingenuous” (16). Enzo showed how upset he was that there is a woman in Denny’s life, and that she “was a person, unlike (Enzo). She was well groomed. Unlike (Enzo). She was everything (Enzo) wasn’t” (21), and Enzo is jealous for all of it, not only because she is going to come in between his master and him, but also the fact that she is everything he hopes to be—a human. Another distinct emotion Stein gave to the dog Enzo is anger. When his master Denny was going through the grief of his lost wife, Denny was being set up and was going through an unfair trial to gain back his daughter’s custody. Enzo was the only one there to witness his master’s innocence, and he “was too angry. And yet (Enzo) didn’t attack, either. Something was holding (him) back” (143). Enzo’s desire of proving his master’s innocence was so …show more content…
For all of Enzo’s life, he is grateful for his master Denny, and the novel also expressed how much Enzo wanted to be reincarnated into a human so he could actually be friends with Denny and be a part of his life. Enzo knew that “as a dog, (he) could never be as interactive with humanity as (he) truly desired” (26). At the end of the novel, after Enzo’s death, Stein left a cliffhanger by telling the readers that Denny, while working in Italy, meets a little boy who is also named Enzo, but whether the boy is the reincarnation of Enzo, we will never

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