Justice In Montana 1948

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Honestly, what is loyalty? One can’t even begin to define such a word. It’s one single seven letter word yet, it has a deep profound definition. As a matter of fact, typically one does not use loyalty until they are put to the test. Without a doubt, the test can be anything. Consider the following, staying a devoted fan to the patriots or staying allegiant to your best friend. When he gets down to the despicable core of tough times one can see who 's truly loyal. Justice works the same way. For instance, one can be guilty and be granted freedom or vise versa. In the novel, Montana 1948, Larry Watson reveals conflict between two necessary values loyalty and justice which is exemplified throughout. Watson explores multiple characters…show more content…
There is no question that people in the town have Indians portrayed as extremely superstitious, drunks, and lazy individuals, however; this just not true. Indeed, one character Wesley Hayden has an opinion on Native Americans, “Nevertheless, he believed Indians, with only a few exceptions, were ignorant, lazy, superstitious, and irresponsible”(33). Nevertheless, Marie Little Soldier defines the odds of all those negative qualities said of Native Americans. She demonstrates responsibly of David along with other things around the Hayden 's house. However, Wes is still reluctant to have Marie as a Native American gain justice. Wesley moreover, would like to do nothing. On the other hand, his wife Gail is loyal to Maire and wants justice. Marie’s sickness is rather a blessing in disguise when it comes down to it, if she had not been sick, then frank would have not be caught. In fact, even though Marie lacks power she was able to relive other Native American girls for the future because they will no longer have to face Frank as a doctor. Another example of the attitude towards Native Americans is Frank Hayden’s. “As if he had no more concern for what he did than if…..if he had kicked a dog. No. He’d show more remorse over a dog”(144). Certainly, this statement made by Wesley of his brother illuminates his true feeling for Native Americans. Undeniably, Frank is an evil human being to consider an “Indian” to be less than a dog. This attitude is attributed by his own father Julian, who encourages this behavior. Not to mention, he regularly praises Frank and constantly makes blunt remarks of Frank and Indian girls. “Now he 's got himself a good looking white woman for a wife. That better keep him off the reservation”(67). In reality, Julian was relieved when is son finally married a white
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