A footpath ran through our field, and very often the great boys passing through would fling stones to make us gallop. What he is doing then by mentioning all these short stories of good people and bad people is providing examples of a general framework of good versus bad. The former horse, a powerful, lively mare, tells of her harsh upbringing and how it scarred her for life to have a neglectful master. All the horses would come to him, but I think we were his favorites. When she saw him at the gate she would neigh with joy, and trot up to him.
Then the fire engine arrived and the fire was eventually put out, not before two horses were burned to death though. He is sold to Squire Gordon and is named. The only protagonist featured in more than two parts of the story is Black Beauty. The first of the two is the story of the fire in the barn and its disastrous consequences. James points out that he is too young and little to be of much use but John argues in his favor, saying his has the right heart for the job.
The first three are the three horse-caretakers: John, James and Joe. She describes their feelings about the gear, like if they prefer a special type of rein and things similar to that. One day, when there was a good deal of kicking, my mother whinnied to me to come to her, and then she said: I wish you to pay attention to what I am going to say to you. The book resulted in legislation protecting horses and a changed public attitude about animal pain and the traditional and fashionable practices that caused suffering for horses. I also liked how she explains all of the gear the horses have to wear. He looked closely at it, shook his head, and told the man to fetch a good bran mash and put some meal into it. He is showing that there tend to be two moral camps in society: those who neglect and abuse their animals and those who treat them well, with gentleness and wisdom.
As for James, he must save the horses from a burning barn and proves himself to be a hero. To him the heroes are people like John Manly, Mr. Never again is he left to do just as he wishes; instead, he will be ordered and ridden by this human or that human without break. The skin was so broken at the corners of my mouth that I could not eat the hay, the stalks hurt me. Whether you need an overview of Black Beauty or a detailed summary of the book for a college project or just for fun, Readcentral. He was a very fine old gentleman with quite white hair, but his voice was what I should know him by among a thousand. As soon as I was old enough to eat grass my mother used to go out to work in the daytime, and come back in the evening.
When I was four years old Squire Gordon came to look at me. When he is two years old, Beauty witnesses a hunting party going after a hare and the tragic death of one of the riders in a fall from his horse. Analysis: One of the main motifs of this section is coming of age. The head stablemen is quite adept—having worked 40 years taking care of horses—and he mentions that Black Beauty is a fine horse and has clearly received a good upbringing. Then some one ran to our master's house and came back with a gun; presently there was a loud bang and a dreadful shriek, and then all was still; the black horse moved no more. Joe Green too, after putting in the effort, receives the trust and forgiveness of John. Joe is now a young man and Beauty an old horse, yet there old friendship immediately resurfaces.
When he returns home, John is furious to find Beauty thus, and soon the horse becomes severely ill. For a young horse, the noise level is like the equivalent of a rock concert. As the foreman continued, day after day, to overburden the loads of the horses, Black Beauty and the other horses began to physically wear out. Major Characters: The Horses 'Black Beauty' features a colorful cast of characters, both horse and human. One of the riders was getting out of the water covered with mud, the other lay quite still. It tells the story of a horse throughout his life.
This section contains 1,183 words approx. He seemed to like me, and said, When he has been well broken in he will do very well. Black Beauty is a horse who faces trials and tribulations. Yes, it was sad in some parts, but very beautiful and very touching. I held my face close to him; that was all I could do to say good-by; and then he was gone, and I have never seen him since. I loved the book many times, though I did cry the first time I read it. The story begins in a meadow of 19th century England, where the young horse, , has just been born.
I should like to know if there is anything particular in either of these that you would like to mention. When he had eaten all he wanted he would have what he called fun with the colts, throwing stones and sticks at them to make them gallop. Well, no, she said, you must not say that; but though I am an old horse, and have seen and heard a great deal, I never yet could make out why men are so fond of this sport; they often hurt themselves, often spoil good horses, and tear up the fields, and all for a hare or a fox, or a stag, that they could get more easily some other way; but we are only horses, and don't know. I used to run with them, and had great fun; we used to gallop all together round and round the field as hard as we could go. The title character in Black Beauty is so named for his beautiful black coat.
One of the huntsmen rode up and whipped off the dogs, who would soon have torn her to pieces. Join discussions about your favorite books and enter to win more in our monthly giveaways. As a horse lover, I ate this up, and I highly recommend it to any young reader. When she saw him at the gate she would neigh with joy, and trot up to him. All in all, Black Beauty passes the breaking in process quite well; he attributes his success to the gentle and wise nurturing of his master.