The Georges And The Jewels By Jane Smiley Analysis

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Even though the phrase “point of view” is just three measly words, it is one of the most important choices an author needs to make while deciding how they are going to write their story. Will they write in first person and use “I”, and “we”, or write in 3rd person and address people by their names or use pronouns like “he” or “they”? Although many people decide to write in third person point of view, both the stories The Georges and the Jewels by Jane Smiley, and Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse by Anna Sewell develop their characters through first person point of view. The Georges and the Jewels is a story in perspective of a little girl named Abby, who has had both the good and the bad with horses. She has been thrown off of her …show more content…
One way that Anna Sewell developed the horse is through description. In the text in paragraph 2 the author wrote, “Those who have never had a bit in their mouths cannot know how bad it feels; a great piece of cold hard steel as thick as a man’s finger to be pushed into one’s mouth, between one’s teeth, over one’s tongue.” In this part of the text, the author is describing how the bit feels in her mouth. Here she uses description to describe how horrific the bit really is and how uncomfortable it is to have it stuck in your mouth. Also, in paragraph 3 of the text, the author wrote, “ Next came the saddle, but that was not half so bad; my master put it on my back very gently, while old Daniel held my head; he then made the girths fast under my body patting and talking to me all the time.” Here, the author uses description to describe the saddle. The horse describes the saddle as a lot better than the bit and also describes her master as a nice and caring person because he did everything with care. Without the use of description we would not know how caring the master is and about how the bit and saddle each feel. In Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse the author the author uses strategies like description to develop her characters.
In conclusion, both The Georges and the Jewels by Jane Smiley, and Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse

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