American Old West Essays

  • Archetypes In Cowboys

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    Many characters in the movie demonstrate specific archetypes common to the time period in history. Shane, a former gunfighter/cowboy turned town hero. Joe, who is a homesteader/farmer, refuses to back down from opposition, and leads the revolt against the Ryker crew. Marian is your typical farm wife, who does not want to see her husband hurt. Stonewall Torey, hot headed confederate war veteran with a bad temper, has little concern for the Ryker game, and says he can go to town when he pleases. He

  • The Ringo Kid's Entrance Scene In Stagecoach

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    Stagecoach follows the journey of nine passengers, each with his/her own unique background. Among them are a prostitute, an alcoholic doctor, a pregnant lady, a whiskey salesman, the stagecoach driver, a U.S. Marshal, a banker, a Southern gambler gentleman, and a fugitive. While they are all headed for Lordsburg as their final destination, each has a different purpose. The Ringo Kid’s entrance scene in Stagecoach begins with an extreme long shot that gradually shifts closer to a long shot of the

  • All The Pretty Horses Analysis

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    All The Pretty Horses responds to the frontier 's modernization. The protagonist, John Grady Cole is conscious that something is 'happing to country '. The novel concerns the disappearance of the cowboy in the wake of an increasingly urbanized American society, and the attempts of John Grady to resist it. He does this by heading southwest into Mexico, where he hopes to maintain a pastoral lifestyle. however, what John Grady discover there, is a world also subject to change. This modern catastrophe

  • Film Analysis: The Lone Ranger

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    The movie "The Lone Ranger" is an American western action film that tells the story of a two men subduing local villainy and bringing justice to the American Old West. The story centers on the recollections of a Comanche Native American Tonto and the adventures that found lawman John Reid transform into the Lone Ranger, a legendary hero of the Old West. Tonto and John both have a common enemy, Butch Cavendish, an outlaw who killed their families and tribes. The construction of the Transcontinental

  • Essay On Mandan Indians

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    juices from plants and trees, berries, bark, and fruit with animal fat to form paint. Their paintbrushes were bones that could absorb the pigment. Mandans used to layer coils of clay mixed with water, sand, crushed granite, clam shells or broken bits of old pottery to keep the pots from cracking when they were

  • Barbed Wire: The Fence That Changed The West

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    In the movie Shane, many characters are relying on individualism to get them through life and be successful. Joe Starrett’s family is a hard working frontier family living on a cattle farm in the west. Along with them are several other families who have settled around them in the country, around a small town. Conflict begins when the Rykers come and demand that Starrett has squatted on his land and that he need to give up is homestead. A stranger, Shane steps in and sides with Starrett. Starrett

  • Dead Man Film Analysis

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    Art of Film: Dead Man The Film Dead Man starring Jonny Depp, a classic western with cowboys, guns, horses, and Indians, I personally thought the film was quite strange, however I did enjoy the soundtrack, the single guitar with the unique patterns that matched the situations and motions perfectly, even though I am not a huge fan of westerns as a genre I will agree that the movie was pretty different from a normal westerns. In the beginning of the movie the main character William Blake (Johnny Depp)

  • Wyatt Earp Analysis

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    “Tombstone”, the Wonderful Western About Wyatt Earp “You’ve called down the thunder, well now you’ve got it,” yelled Wyatt Earp to the cowboys, in the movie about his life, called Tombstone. As you can tell by Wyatt Earp’s famous quote, Tombstone is a violent, interesting, and crazy movie. Tombstone is a movie full of fighting, death, reckless cowboys, guns, and more, in the city of Tombstone. It is attention grabbing, and once you start watching it, you won’t ever want to stop. Although Tombstone

  • Masculinity In Cormac Mccarthy's All The Pretty Horses

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    over a period of one hundred years (1849- 1949) into the restless, domesticated cowboy ignorantly nostalgic for the days before barbed wire industrialization and suspicious of the social and political gains of women. John Grady Cole, the sixteen-year-old protagonist in All the Pretty Horses, aspires to embody a cowboy code of behavior, stemming from a strict tough-guy rural hypermasculinity defined by intense self-reliance and recklessness. Ultimately, his failure to do so renders him ironically heroic

  • The Native American Plain Indians

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    The Native American Plain Indians are a nomadic group in the vast lands of plains America. You may think, who exactly are these people, chances are if you have watched any cowboys versus India people you would know exactly who they are. The Plains Indians are characterised by hunting buffalo, wearing feathery headdresses and riding horses. The plains region spreads across to the east of the Rocky Mountains and up 643.738kms across the vast land of central America. It covers ten states including

  • Informative Speech On Horses

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    Have you ever seen something with four hooves? It could've been a horse.This is going to tell you about these majestic animals. Have you ever wonderd where a horse lives? Depending on the type of horse is where they live. For example, an American Quarter horse can live on ranches, Mustangs can live out in the wild and Pinto horse can be found in a pasture. They can live all over the world. If they live out in the wild their enviroment can be diffrent. In the wild they can have trees

  • The Symbols Of The Berlin Wall

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    years to follow, it would harden into a massive barrier of concrete blocks, barbed wire, machine gun towers, and minefields. The Wall became 103 miles long, and it was approximately ten to thirteen feet high. It cut across 193 roads, and it sealed West Berlin not only from

  • Romanticism In Brokeback Mountain

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    A western is a generof various arts such as film, television, radio, fiction and art. Movies that represent the stories of American West are known western movies. This genre often portrays wilderness of nature in the name of civilization. "The good, the bad and the ugly", "Brokeback Mountain" and "Django unchained" are three different western movies from three different period. Let's take a look in the plot summary of these three movies.  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: During the civil war three

  • Old Western Movie 'Shane'

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    “Shane” is an Old Western movie that represents the western lifestyle and perspective of manhood. It was one of the unsurpassed movies produced in 1953. The movie’s plot revolves around farmers’ who try to save their own land from a dominant cattle rancher called Fletcher and a rider called Shane tries to stand by one of the farming families to keep their rights. This creates tragic events and conflicts between the family members themselves, and the family members with Fletcher and his men. The perception

  • The Pros And Cons Of Operation Market Garden

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    been British or American. If Operation Market Garden, in Holland, had succeeded, the western allies could have penetrated their way across one of the last great natural barriers between them and Germany. Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation of its time, was a joint military operation intended to end the war by Christmas 1944. The allies failed to achieve their objectives because the strategy was full of flaws, poor planning and coordination of required

  • Analysis Of Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid

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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman (who won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film). Construct freely with respect to certainty, the film recounts the account of Wild West bandits Robert LeRoy Parker, referred to history as Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman), and his accomplice Harry Longabaugh, the "Sundance Kid" (Robert Redford), as they relocate to Bolivia while on the keep running from the

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: Film Analysis

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    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

  • Essay About Iban

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    1.0 INTRODUCTION Sarawak is a famous country of different community. Either one community is Iban. Iban is the largest community in Sarawak and also known as Dayaks. In Sarawak, the largest ethnic is the iban that consists of 48% from the other ethnics in Sarawak. Therefore, every districts in Sarawak there’s a majority of iban community living among us a city nor villages. Iban was a branch of the Dayak peoples of Borneo. The legend stated that, in the year 1841, Iban was fall under the rule of

  • Conflict: The Causes Of Conflict In Africa

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    According to Gesiye (2003) conflict can be defined as debate, controversy, fights and wars between people or countries. Conflict usually takes place when underprivileged groups, nation and individuals are aiming to increase their share of power and wealth and to adjust to the presiding and main values, norms and believe. According to Galtung (1996) Conflict can be looked at as a structure, attitudes and behaviour. Conflict as a ‘structure’, means the conflict situation, groups have mismatched interests

  • Children And Children In Jeannenette Castle's The Glass Castle

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    The Glass Castle is a memoir written by Jeannette Walls that describes the story of how she came from being a less fortunate child to having a top ten book of the year according to the New York Times. The story focuses on Jeannette and her underprivileged family. The Glass Castle is closely related to Walt Disney’s quote “I don't believe in playing down to children, either in life or in motion pictures. I didn't treat my own youngsters like fragile flowers, and I think no parent should. Children