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The Art of Racing in the Rain

By: Garth Stein
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on 9 January 2013

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Transcript of The Art of Racing in the Rain

Garth Stein The Art of Racing in the Rain Setting The Protagonist By: Garth Stein The main setting in this book is in
Seattle, Washington. It switches from
place to place at times. This takes place during present day. The situation is that Enzo is ready for his dog life to be over and is ready for his human life to start. He lives in a home with a man named Denny. On his death bed, Enzo reminisces his life from start to finish. The protagonist of the book is a Golden Retriever
named Enzo. He narrates the book through his
experiences he has had with his family. He is a
caring dog that can relate a lot to humans.
He loves car racing, and more than anything wants to become a human in his next life. Enzo
is compassionate, loving, and loyal. Art of Racing in the Rain conflict The conflict is Dog vs. Life
The specific conflict is Dog vs. Aging Theme The theme of this book is loyalty because all of the main characters are loyal to one another. Denny is loyal to is family, and Enzo is loyal to Denny and the rest of his family by always being there for them. Imagery The imagery for this book would be about Enzo and his imagery. He is able to see everything that happens in his life, and explain all of his experiences. He is able to feel all of the emotions a human would be able to feel. He is able to describe all of the rotten smells he smells. Enzo is also able to express his favorite tastes, such as his dog treats. He is also able to listen to everything that is said in his family. Summary The summary of the book is that Enzo recaps his memories with his family that made up his life. He explains how he met Denny, Eve, and Zoe. He recaps how Eve passes, and the law suit with Denny, and how Denny wins custody of Zoe. Enzo finished his life, happy, by leaving the world, and becoming a man. Figurative Language Two examples of figurative language is when Enzo acts like a human. This is personification. This adds effect to the story by making it feel like Enzo is a human.
Another example of figurative language is simile. He uses simile to describe how fast Denny is going in his car.
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