Berly Markham

Length: 7 Pages 1627 Words

Beryl Markham lead a remarkable life; from the warm and wild farm in Njoro to the wide open skies over Nairobi, Beru, as most natives said her name of Laweit as Arab Maina called her established grand relationships with not only many of the people she came in contact with, but she also have some special bonds with many of the animals she encountered in her life. Although many of the students complained that some of her characters were one dimensional, her chapters lacked focus or even that she didn’t dig deep enough into her personal life. I personally the Beryl Markham was an eccentric in her own rite and wrote about people, places and things that influenced her life the most. Besides that you have to give her praises, for such a unique style of writing. To begin to understand that Markham’s childhood was not an ordinary one. Spent most of her youth growing up on a farm in Africa by her father. He father whom she loved dearly, was a very talented horse breeder who instilled the love of horses in Markham. When most girls Beryl’s age were playing with dolls and drinking tea, Beryl was learning to speak African languages and hunting with the Murani tribe who were in a sense much like Beryl’s family. Beryl’s father was a Continue...


You feel as if she sympathizes so well with the horse. I believe that Beryl learned much of her bravery and ability to cross over barriers from hunting with the Murani tribe, I think if you can battle a lion you could certainly battle anything else that tried to stop you from conquering your dreams. I think that the most important horse to Markham is her very first horse Pegasus. I feel that Markham probably had resentment towards her mother for not staying Africa with Beryl and her father and therefore was adamant about not abandoning her horse. we must walk straight past him and firmly and with courage and we must shame his anger by laughter and loud talk (Markham, 85-86). Markham always remembered her father's words and actions. Beryl looked up to her father, she admired his hard work and honesty and incorporated his words or wisdom in truth in her own life. He taught her many Nandi games and talked of his become of a Murani man. Markham's poetic words flowed throughout this book and captured out attention, leaving us wanting a more. I think that her father was the first influential person that we come across in West with the Night Beryl's mother left who left with Beryl's brother Richard to return to England was really not a part of her life. In Royal Exile she basically write for the horses point of view. Markham exclaimed of many Africa's "so there are many Africa's... Africa is mystic; it is wild, it is sweltering; it is a photographer's paradise (Markham, 8). They taught her to think and feel as an animal would think and feel. Horse had always been apart of Beryl's life so it was certainly no surprise was she decided to take on training horses as a career. They showed her the bravery and courageousness of the Murani tribe.