As the rain of hardship and pain floods the souls of one family, the silent but all-seeing pet dog learns to stand by his family and ultimately learn, throughout his life, the art of racing in the rain. Within Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain, the story is told from the perspective of the common household dog, Enzo. This unparalleled perspective displays the trust that many people place upon a dog’s shoulders, but Enzo’s point of view also shows how beautifully bonded Denny, Eve, Zoe and Enzo are through the trials of life and death. While Enzo cannot speak, he thoughtfully forms ideas about what he would say if he were a human; nevertheless, Enzo’s inability to speak makes him wise beyond his dog years, for as humans, we tend to speak what is on our mind before considering the impact that it will leave upon
Denny and Enzo became very angry when Denny was accused of sexually harassing a young girl when they both knew it did not happen. The girl that accused him had quelled him, knowing he would get in big trouble. The accusations occurred in the midst of him trying to receive custody of his daughter. He was also upset because his wife’s parents did not think he would be a suitable parent and they thought that they could take better care for her then he could. He finally met up with the girl that accused him of harassing her and said, “ Zoe’s my daughter. I love her like your father loves you. Please, Annika, don’t take her away from me” (Stein 284), to make her realize what she could be taking away from him for something he did not do. She eventually told the authority the truth and Denny got his daughter back.
The novel The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, is both an emotional and an intelligent read portrayed through the author’s use of flashback, humor, and intellect. Through these, the author tells a meaningful story about life and death and the importance of both.
Secrets are most of the time used to hide information from someone that could be detrimental to someone. Sometimes it is to cause emotional harm and ridicule. Then there are secrets that are used for pure joy and excitement. We all have many secrets whether it is to surprise someone or gossip that has been given through gossip or slander. The essay “In the Early Morning Rain” by Jennifer Boylan, she has had a secret that led her to have life-changing thoughts that ultimately led her to fully accept who she was. If it was not for her accepting who she was as a transgender female and not allowing her feelings to overpower her, this essay would probably not exist. If I was to rewrite her essay, I would write about how to deal with secrets that someone may have. In my writing my main points would include but is not limited to, how to combat a secret, seeking help from someone that can be trusted and could help with that secret, and finally, embrace the feeling of being free from that secret.
The play ‘Kindertransport’ written by Diane Samuels rotates immensely around the Ratcatcher. The Ratcatcher’s role in this extract and the whole play can be interpreted in many ways.
Steven A. Beebe, Susan J. Beebe, Mark V. Redmond ,Terri M. Geerinck . Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others, Pearson Education Canada; 5 edition (Feb. 15 2010)
The riveting journey of Enzo and Denny takes place in Seattle, Washington. The two main characters of Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain are a unique dynamic duo made up of a smart yellow Labrador named Enzo, and a racecar driver named Denny. The story of their experiences is told through the analytical eyes and nose of Enzo. I found this approach intriguing and captivating because it differs from the traditional way of story telling. Enzo is different from other dogs because he believes he is a dog with a human soul. “I’ve always felt almost human. I’ve always known that there’s something about me that’s different than other dogs. Sure, I’m … the shell. It’s what’s inside that’s important. The soul. And my soul is very
Since the last time I have journaled, I have finished The Art of Racing in the Rain and started and finished the book Her: A Memoir. The Art of Racing in the Rain finished with the main character, Denny, finally getting custody of his daughter and ending the yearlong battle that he endured. Enzo dies at the end of the book, but the story alludes to him coming back as a child to visit Denny. Christa Parravani’s Her: A Memoir is a memoir written by Christa after her twin sister, Cara, dies. It shows the struggles the twins endured together throughout their lives, including an abusive father, Cara suffering a brutal rape and embarking on a path of drugs, depression, and overdose. The novel also shows how Christa reacted after Cara’s death, following in a similar path as her sister. The three merits I enjoyed most about this book were how extensive the
The split between the Indy Racing League and Champ Car was considered a tough and bittersweet “pill” to swallow. The split seems to revolve around a directional disagreement which strayed away from the original vision of the IndyCar Company. Throughout my research, I have found no true definition if the split was completely unsuccessful, but the evidence would definitely suggest this idea. Additionally, when the split occurred, a rift was created among the many supporting fans and the once committed corporate sponsorships (Ferrell & Hartline, 2014). The split did come at a time of strong competition and a declining economy. However, I did discover that during those times of hardship (IRL & CART) focused on specific marketing plans that
Ray Harroun took the first place spot in 1911, winning the first Indy 500 in Indianapolis. Furthering since 1911, the end of may has been race day in Indianapolis. Presently, 106 years later it’s still going solid with cars going up to 230 miles per hour. Opinionated articles on the internet and just discourse in general, some think race day is just wasting our resources. Regardless race day is much more than a waste, it helps our economy, and the resources used helps more than does bad.
Stephen Hawking is mentioned in Garth Stein’s novel The Art of Racing in the Rain. Hawking is mentioned during chapter fifty six when Enzo’s owner, Denny, is on trial for raping an underage girl. Enzo dreams that he is put on the stand to testify on behalf of Denny’s character. However Enzo is still a dog and not able to speak. Due to Enzo’s inability to speak he is allowed to use the same machine that renowned scientist, Stephen Hawking uses. Stephen Hawking had ALS and as the disease progressed he gradually lost control over the majority of his body. A computer programmer allowed Hawking to use a type of text to speech device controlled by head and eye movement. (hawking.org.uk)
The two poems and the passage I read are alike. The characters in the poems “The Sidewalk Racer”, “When I Read”, and the character in a passage from Z for Zachariah have different point of views. There are similarities and differences in the way the characters view being alone.
There you are. You’re hiding behind a hastily constructed bunker made to protect yourself from enemy fire. You can hear the enemy firing on your position, and you can feel the shots screaming above your head. The firing ceases for a moment. You pop out, fire off a few rounds, and duck back in; but as you are going back in the shots start up again, and you feel the rounds whizzing past your head and ear. One catches your sleeve. You glance down. No damage. Suddenly you have a fellow fighter there in your bunker with you. He tells you he’s going to try to take the enemy bunker out. Before you can stop him, he charges out of the bunker, gun blazing. A burst of fire, and a cry. You glance out, and see that your teammate
I sat on the leather seats of the surely expensive SUV that pulled up infront of the hotel doors for me and whoever else was headed to the same dreadful place as I was. The older man had closed the door of course being cautious to not close it on the overly priced red satin dress thats fabric clinged to me like a second skin. In my head I am already rehearsing my most polite conversation dialog, not that I needed to though, because after so many events like these I could practically do it in my sleep. Each and every conversation as such events are the same. Place on your biggest most inviting smile to match your flashy clothes that are only worn to prove your wealth, and of course not asking anything personal or dare I say anything controversial whatsoever. My thoughts were put to a halt as the door on the other side opened surprising me, partially because I wasn’t expecting anybody else to join for I was already a little late to the event and most probably, already being frowned on before I even arrive. I shoot him my practiced welcoming smile as the gentlemen took my much smaller hand in his larger rough and calloused hand politely telling me a short hello asking about my evening so far. I replied my usual answer before I went back into my position of looking out the much too tinted window watching the street lights pass the hotel now in the distance. I could feel his gaze pierce into the side of my face but I just didn’t have the energy to start up my
The world-well known Henley Royal Regatta has been held every year for over a hundred years and draws a great many observers who come to appreciate more than 200 races. The Regatta focuses on the groups of boaters that fill the Thames to go after recompenses and boasting rights, and the occasion has kept up its custom of having just two pontoons dashing in every warmth. Onlookers can see the races from various diverse areas, each with its own particular feel. Watch out for acclaimed rowers and Olympians as they frequently take to the waters and give a significant appear.