. In Annie Dillard’s “The Chase,” from the memoir “An American Childhood,” Dillard describes a fond memory from her childhood in which she felt enthralled with the thrill of a chase and her childish regard for the world. The incident comes into play when Dillard and her friends were pelting snowballs at cars, one man got out and chased them with incredible patience and for a great distance. The main idea of Dillard’s essay, “The Chase,” is not exactly obviated throughout the entire essay.Dillard hints at the meaning but does not completely unmask it until the end. The incident stayed throughout her life because it illustrates how the experience influenced her, from her description of her mysterious pursuer to the strange occurrence which was in it of itself the chase