The point of writing a summary essay is to convey an understanding of the essence of a source text to readers, without them having to read it in its entirety. Steps for Writing a Summary Essay Thoroughly read and study the original text. Divide the text into several sections, and sketch a rough outline. Breaking the text into several parts will make the material easier to grasp.
During her childhood she was hardly given any toys. Instead, with her parents reading to her every night, books formed a major part of her early years—"the happiest part".
After she became a parent, she read to her children in the mornings because of their evening activities. With about 10 notebooks next to her workspace, she writes down story ideas and character traits when she thinks of them.
She considered Shiloh to be a deviation from the norm because she finished the first draft in just eight weeks. List of characters in Shiloh The novel is set in the small town of Friendly, West Virginia[nb 1] where an eleven-year-old boy named Marty Preston finds a stray beagle wandering in the hills near his house.
The dog follows him home, and Marty names him Shiloh, a tribute to a neighborhood schoolhouse. Shiloh's real owner is Judd Travers, who owns several hunting dogs.
Fearing for the dog's safety because Judd drinks and treats his hunting dogs poorly, Marty does not want to return Shiloh. His father insists that Shiloh be returned to his rightful owner and they take the dog home to Judd. Shiloh returns to Marty who hides him from his family. Concealing Shiloh in the woods in a wire pen he builds, Marty smuggles some of his dinner to the dog each evening.
After his mother discovers Marty feeding the dog, he persuades her not to reveal the secret. That night, Shiloh is attacked by a German Shepherd Dog while in his makeshift cage and his family discovers Marty has been lying and hiding the dog. After taking the dog to the town doctor, the family must return Shiloh to his rightful owner by Sunday.
Before doing so, Marty travels up to Travers' house to try to convince Travers to allow him to keep Shiloh. Judd does not see Marty approaching, and shoots a doe out of season, which would mean a stiff fine Judd cannot afford.
Marty lets Judd know he knows, and attempts to blackmail him out of Shiloh. Judd and Marty eventually negotiate a deal in which Marty will earn Shiloh for 40 dollars, paid with 20 hours of working for Judd.
At the end of the first week, Judd says that he will not keep his end of the deal because the evidence of the dead doe has with the passage of time disappeared.
Second, the contract that Marty had him sign is worthless in the state of West Virginia without the signature of a witness.
Despite Judd's pointed disapproval of his work, Marty continues to work for him. They begin discussing dogs and Judd's father who began physically abusing Judd when he was four years old. In the end, Judd warms to Marty, repents, and lets him keep Shiloh.
Autobiographical elements[ edit ] Clover, the mistreated beagle in West Virginia who inspired Naylor to write Shiloh I went to investigate [something following us along the grass] and found a dog that I assumed to be a beagle, though in truth it was a mixed breed of who-knows-what.
But it was the saddest looking dog I had ever seen—skinny, ill-kept, hungry, and obviously mistreated.
Its tail was wagging hopefully, but every time I put out my hand to touch it, the dog trembled and shook, and crawled away on its belly as though I were about to do it bodily harm. Dejected and frightened, the dog was "the saddest, most mistreated-looking beagle I'd ever seen", Naylor later said.Don't panic when your instructor tells you that you need to write an analysis!
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