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  • Shane And Fletcher
    690 words
    In Shane by Jack Schaefer, actions and attitudes develop archetypes of two important men. Through their triumphs and failures, Shane is characterized as of a hero and mentor, and Fletcher as a shadow. Shane expresses the qualities of a hero, both physically and mentally. Shane appears in the valley with matching pants and an elegantly worn out coat and a black dress hat. This hero is aristocratic and well dressed in order to convince the reader that he is a mysterious character that has survived...
  • Man Of Shane's Past
    658 words
    SHANE Shane was a good man with a bad past. He brought a lot of joy to a lot of people. He also brought a lot of pain to himself and others in the past. He discovered a lot about himself totally by accident when he happened to come across a welcoming family. Without knowing it this family, the Starrett's, helped Shane realize who he really was. Shane had a shady past. Many people who knew about it looked down on him because of it. He wanted to change though. He knew his past was wrong and he did...
  • Shane And Joe Start
    1,208 words
    The prairie seems to roll on forever, holding only its own peace. The cowboy, alone with his horse, rides across the flat plane possessing nothing but himself and his gun. The film Shane, based upon the novel written by Jack Schaeffer, tells the story of just such a lonely drifter, the title character being a gunfighter. With no last name, no past, his horse and his six-shooter gun, he drifts into a tiny settlement in Wyoming inhabited by a small group of farmers and their enemies, the big cattl...
  • Film's Shane And Dodge City
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    In the genre of western films, the hero plays a key role. Humanity portrays 'civilisation overcoming the hostile country. ' (Miller 1983: 66) In many films the American civil war is over, people have turned their attention to more constructive pursuits. Battling nature to progress America's future rather than each other. In between this wild country, fraught with danger and corruption lies the role of the hero. An individual with exceptional skills who through these abilities is able to rid a st...
  • Beef Between Wilson And Shane
    489 words
    SHANE: REACTION NOTES Shane is a movie about a group of small town farmers who are being picked on by some cowboys. Then Shane mysteriously comes into view and tries to do the right thing by helping the farmers. Jack Schaefer wrote the script and the film was produced by George Stevens. Paramount Pictures released the movie in 1952. The characters in the movie were as follows. The main character in the film was (you guessed it) Shane, "the outsider" in this movie. Shane eventually stays with Joe...
  • Shane Stark Wilson
    831 words
    In Jack Schaefer's novel Shane, Jack Schaefer states his opinion on peoples ability to change. Shane says to Bob, "A man is what he is, Bob, and there's no breaking the mold". Jack Schaefer supports this quote by making Shane return to his old method of dealing with problems. When Shane first arrived he was dressed in all black. Shane later tells the Starrett family that he was a gunfighter in his past. Later in the novel you can tell that Shane is to avoid his past, Shane begins to dress in col...
  • Joe Strack And Shane
    1,500 words
    Film Review of Shane (1953) The Homestead Act of 1862, signed by President Abraham Lincoln on May 20, 1862, has been called one of the most important pieces of legislation in the history of the United States. The act turned over vast amounts of public lands to private citizens. In all, some 270 million acres of the United States were claimed, or about 10% of the entire area of the country. The act remained in effect until 1976, when it was finally repealed but with provisions for homesteading in...
  • Starrett's Trust Shane For His Loyalty
    553 words
    "He was the man who rode into our little valley out of the heart of the great glowing west, and when his work was done, rode back whence he had come and he was Shane". (book) This quotation is from the novel Shane by Jack Schaefer, written in 1949. It continues to be a classic piece of American literature, capturing the western style and setting. Shane, the title character, is a mixture of manners and manliness. Shane is chivalrous, mysterious, and loyal. The character, Shane, is likeable and re...
  • Growing Attraction Marian Starrett And Shane
    297 words
    The plot of Shane is a simple one. The refined stranger who has happened upon the Starrett homestead, we discover, is a virtuous gunfighter who is attempting to begin a new life. When Joe Starrett, Bob's father, invites him to stay on as a hired hand, he agrees, having learned from Joe that the previous hand had been run off by Fletcher, the powerful and unscrupulous rancher vying for land with the homesteaders in the area. The trust Joe places in Shane helps to forge an uncommon bond of friends...

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