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Black Beauty is a book written by Anna Sewell

Plot Overview

Black Beauty is often known as an autobiography of a horse. The horse is a young stallion named Black (Beauty). He goes through many tough times throughout his lifetime, and meets many other horses who were mistreated and abused in their life. The novel explains how animal cruelty is inappropriate and uncalled for at all times. Anna Sewell saw a great deal of cruelty and abuse to horses, so that inspired her to write this novel.

Symbolic Items

Names of People

Names of people can sometimes represent what the person is like. In Black Beauty, there is a boy named Filcher. His name represents someone that steals things. Filcher steals oats from horses. Another example is Alfred Smirk, who is lazy and conceited.