John Ford’s The Man who Shot Liberty Valance is one of the greatest American films ever made, and certainly John Ford’s best, the only challenger to this title potentially being the quintessential western, The Searchers. Many would classify The Man who Shot Liberty Valance as a western, and they, at first glance, would be correct to assume so: John Wayne, a gun fight, and a setting of the western territories. At further watchings, one can clearly see that The Man who Shot Liberty Valance is an inversion upon the western genre, and also shows its demise; this is shown through the setting, the shots, and the overall plot and theme of the film. The Man who Shot Liberty Valance is about Ransom Stoddard's move and then his challenges in the old west, the death of Liberty Valance. and the eventual inclusion of the territory into the United States, starting in the “Present” where Ransom is a senator, going to the funeral of Tom Doniphan, the man who shot liberty valance.
Shooting Lennie was George’s way of protecting him. After their problems in Weed, George hopes that Lennie has learned his lesson and will stay out of trouble, but then he murders Curley’s wife. George knows that Curley will desire nothing more than to exact revenge on Lennie. E In his conversation with Candy he insists, “I ain’t gonna let them hurt Lennie” (Steinbeck 95). A Curley is bitter and vengeful Dent 1 because Lennie had crushed his hand and made
One of the men dueling was shot, and Jim fired at the opponent. Norris Wright then shot Bowie, resulting in Bowie drawing his “butcher’s knife he usually wears,” says an eyewitness. Bowie chased Norris, but Bowie was shot by the Blanchard brothers in the thigh. As Wright approached Jim, Bowie leapt up and stabbed Wright with his blade. All witnesses remembered the knife, and soon after, men were asking for a knife like Bowie’s.
Quotes: 1. “Ted Lavender, who was scared, carried 34 rounds when he was shot and killed outside Than Khe, and he went down under an exceptional burden, more than 20 pounds of ammunition, plus the flask jacket and helmet and rations and water and toilet paper and tranquilizers and all the rest, plus the unweighted fear” (O’Brien 6). This quote characterizes Ted Lavender as an anxious soldier who was precautious, but his precaution did not save him
Lennie has a very simple, childlike mind, which often gets him into trouble. George ultimately kills Lennie to spare him from the wrath of Curley and his crew. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George was justified to kill Lennie. One reason why George was justified to kill Lennie is because he was a threat to society. Lennie’s wrongdoings have only escalated over the years; George had no way of knowing what Lennie could do next.
The film Glory takes place during the American Civil War and recounts the experiences of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. The film opens on the battlefield, where Captain Robert Gould Shaw was wounded and eventually lost consciousness. Following his recovery, Shaw was promoted to Colonel, in command of the proposed 54th Massachusetts Infantry. The film then turned its focus onto the training of the unit, which took up a majority of the film. During this time, the film revealed several tensions and struggles faced by the members of the infantry, specifically those of four characters with distinct personalities that shared a tent, as well as commander, Shaw.
PLEASANTVILLE – TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Pleasantville (1998), the picture perfect example of a 1950’s America. Life is pleasant where everyone knows their place. The movie takes place in mid-1990s’, as David (Tobey Maguire), lives a depressed and mundane life. His salvation appears in the form of a fairy-godfather, as he and his sibling Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon), are teleported into the world of Pleasantville, a utopia-like lifestyle that brings with it a pleasant existence, where life ran smoothly in “black and white”. This passion-less world is brought forward by director and producer Gary Ross and the ideas of change.
For instance, John Bristow killed Lula Landry because he envied all that she was and had. John not only killed Lula, but Rochelle and his brother when they were younger as well. The author uses each character to incorporate a theme. The author used John the most with him always questioning, and wanting to find out who did it. The author also used John to show how much he envied.
Its inscription reads, “U.S. SOLDIER; 7th CAVALRY; FELL HERE, JUNE 25, 1876.” The idea that washed over me as to who this gentleman must have been is indescribable. Surely in life he had a name? In death he now remains nameless. The depressive feelings of who this gentleman was caught me off guard.
‘That is all,’ she said matter-of-factly, folding the paper and tucking it away. ‘The rest of you are dismissed’”(13-14). A conflict has arose on why Reynie is the only person who passes, it is quite strange, and it may mean something good or bad is to come. Stewart created a conflict that foreshadows more encounters with the pencil lady, and shows the reader the unique and special qualities of Renyie. In the end, conflict is used by Stewart to help bring the characters to life and through this, show how different characters affect the