In E.B. White’s The Ring of Time, the author gives a narrative account of his trip to a circus rehearsal where he describes a fascinating scene of a young girl practicing a horse act for an upcoming show. As a writer, he feels it is his obligation to record the events he is witnessing, and convey this to his readers without leaving anything out. However difficult this may be, the beautiful and fleeting
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rehearsal, to the author, is the most magical and complex part of the circus. Before the bright lights are turned on and the real show gets started, the confusion and development of the upcoming event (before the polished product) is what the circus is all about. Life, as a result, can be seen as a parallel to this. In what appears to be a world of chaos, is actually a society of simplicity and order.