Cowboy Essays

  • Cowboys Identity

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    Onnyx Bei Dr. Lowery Western Films 27 June 2015 Cowboys and Samurai and Their Search for Identity Unlike any other type of film, many classic Samurai and Western films have an epic grandeur. Both genres focus on the end of an entire way of life—the end of the Samurai and the end of the cowboys and cattle ranchers. With the changing society, many Samurai and cowboys roamed like lone wolves because they were out of place. These lone wolves attract audiences because people are drawn to the journey

  • Allegory To Cowboys

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    Ableiter WRIT 1301 Jan. 11th 2017 Christians and Cowboys: A Church on the Open Range There are many different interpretations of the bible. Some view it as inflexible in that the bible is to be strictly followed and abided by at all times. Others have more nuanced views, modernizing the holy book to help fit our twenty first century lifestyles. However, most wouldn’t view the bible as an allegory to cowboys and the Old West of the 1800s. At Open Range Cowboy Church, Christendom and The Wild West meet for

  • Cowboys Herding Cattle

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    rounded up, the Cowboys began the long Cattle Drive which were to get the cattle and put them into herds and take the cattle to a railroad that would, from there, transport them to eastern markets. To get to the railroads, the Cowboys took the Chisolm Trail which was a cattle trail that began in San Antonio Texas, traveling north, through Fort Worth and ended in Kansas along the trail lines. The Chisolm Trail was used by the Indians for hunting and attacks, therefore the Cowboys and their herds of

  • Ranchers And Cowboys Essay

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    coast as well as Texas. (Casey, Mike) While ranching occurred in various parts of the United States, a large portion was done in the Southern United States, specifically Texas, due to the availability of open range. These ranches were ran by Mexican cowboys called vaqueros. In 1836 Texas became independent from Mexico, causing Mexican ranchers to be ran out of the territory and leave their cattle behind. Due to the lack of beef consumption, the cattle were used for their hide and tallow in northern markets

  • Western Culture Vs Cowboy Essay

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    western culture and American Wild West in beliefs of many mean cowboys, guns, violence, lands, horses, cattle and gunshots. As Stegner mentioned” The western culture and western character with which it is easiest to identify exist largely in the West of make-believe, where they can be kept simple” (Stegner, pg 101). Based on this statement what majority believe about the West and western culture is just a portray of the West and cowboy by the mass media and western novels which are not true and being

  • Cowboy Culture In Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain

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    concerns in our society, especially when it comes to cowboy culture. American cowboy’s social construction won’t accept nor tolerate such concept, mainly because of their ultra-masculine type ways. In the book Brokeback Mountain, Annie Proulx challenges the view of normal cowboy culture with the two main characters, Jack and Ennis. Although Jack and Ennis see themselves and appear to be normal cowboys, Proulx describes them as your not so typical cowboys. She uses their yearn for each other as a way to

  • Character Analysis: The Dallas Cowboys

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    guy in our secondary was not something any of us anticipated nor happy about. But as always with the National Football league we have to expect the unexpected. Unfortunately injuries play a huge part in this game, especially if you are the Dallas Cowboys. Or so it seems anyways. As Orlando laid there in pain, and wiping his tears from his face. I think everyone knew that it wasn 't good. His fellow teammates of #32 watched in agony. "You know that 's a guy who 's been playing some great football

  • Masculinity In Cormac Mccarthy's All The Pretty Horses

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    hypermasculine frontiersman of Blood Meridian has evolved 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

  • 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

  • All The Pretty Horses Analysis

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    All the Pretty Horses has been credited with representing a new cowboy protagonist who is coming to conflict and ruin as he rides through landscape. Although the 16 years adolescent John Grady Cole reflects the culture of Texas ranching, 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

  • Cormac Mccarthy All The Pretty Horses Analysis

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    Mexico, after his grandfather's death, to retain his dream of living the cowboy life that he grew up with.As the story unfolds, John Gady Cole encounters a variety of obstacles that determines if his dreams are meant to be or if his fate will overpower his desires. McCarthy incorporates a variety of literary devices, internal conflict, and tone to achieve his theme of romanticism and reality. John Grady Cole grew up the cowboy way, and after his grandfather's death, he has been challenged with the

  • Essay On Western Archetypes

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    Westerns can have a wide array of plots, yet still contain the characteristics of a standard Western. Most have simple plots: Good guys vs. Bad guys, Cowboys vs. Indians, Outlaw vs. Sheriff, and other simplistic schemes which never vary too much from one another. Throughout the 80s and the events that occurred during this time period, the cowboy archetype changed and evolved which can be seen in many books and films. However, there is not a strict interpretation of what constitutes a Western.

  • City Slickers Movie Analysis

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    and produced the movie, City Slickers tells the illustrious tale of three men going through crises of character. To relieve themselves of their pain to do some soul searching, the men enroll in a traditional western cattle drive. The lure of being cowboys lead them westward, where they face trial and leave with life affirming success. City Slickers’s comedy revolves around the stereotypical western lifestyle and the life lessons Mitch, Phil, and Ed learn are based in the Western ideal of individualism

  • Western Roping Saddle

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    Western Roping Saddle The Western Roping Saddle has been used for centuries by the cowboys of the Old West. Today, it can be seen being used by cattle ranchers and also rodeo cowboys and cowgirls. This saddle is able to withstand all types of weather conditions due to its durable leather design. The rider can ride for long periods of time without feeling much discomfort compared to other saddles. The saddle is large and heavy enough to withstand roping and towing of livestock. Figure 1 shows the

  • Steer Wrestling Research Paper

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    Doug Corey, a large animal veterinarian from Pendleton, Oregon(as cited in PRCA, 2015). A cowboy who hopes to win at steer wrestling must employ the utter most finesse. Steer wrestling involves careful positioning and leverage to enable the animal to be placed on its side quickly and safely. The three most physically challenging events are saddle bronc riding, bareback riding and bull riding, the cowboys rely on the horses and bulls that can kick high and buck powerfully. While critics of these

  • Personal Narrative: My Relative Location Of Austin Texas

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    very hot at times and if you’re like me you like colder weather. Some of my functional regions is the Hill country and the Austin- Bergstrom international Airport. One perceptional thing about my region Austin, Texas, is that most of all of us are cowboys

  • American Culture In The 1970s

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    to the music that I now love. Through today’s fashion, some style that remains from the ‘70s include the bold floral prints, lace shirts, blue jeans and flowy skirts. Also accessories such as sunglasses, beaded jewelry, leather belts, scarves and cowboy hats have

  • American Frontier Expansion

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    Texas was a natural target for western expansion due to several reasons. Its proximity to the settled Southwest and the fact that mountains did not buffer it made it favourable (Billington, Ray, & Martin, 2001). Following the expansion, code that would regulate the people 's behaviour was necessary. Various scholars have tried to dictate the fact that there was no code. However, there existed unwritten rules that were centred on fair play, loyalty, and respect for the land. One Historian, Ramon Adams

  • Little Britches Ralph Moody Analysis

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    “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” -Colin Powell. In the timeless true story, Little Britches, by Ralph Moody, young Ralph proves this quote true with his diligence and perseverance. Ralph Moody and his family of seven, lived out in the country of Colorado. At the age of eleven years old, Ralph traveled up to a ranch for the summer to earn himself a living. While staying at the ranch, Ralph required the aid of a skilled cow horse to better

  • My Darling Clemente: Film Analysis

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    conflicts that expanded more than a typical train chase or train conflict. Arizona allowed the films to use mountains and the ghost towns to give the audience an authentic feel to these films. Also, we see new heroes being generated as the American Cowboys are idolized. We also see the Native Americans as savages and are always the bad guys in the eyes of the public. The wilderness allowed these Westerns to effectively touch on all of these traits by using the Arizona