I’m going to discuss the novel “Shane.” First I will discuss his appearance, followed by his character, and follow-up with a choice he was forced to make that we will cross reference with our next character shortly. His character had a dark appearance, with a “lean and hard face that had been burned from high forehead to firm.” Schaefer (2) Looking at the cover, you will notice Shane is dressed in a black suit with a black vest, and dark cowboy hat. His gun hangs ominously at is his side to thwart any threats. He has a somewhat thin posture; however, he seems quite solid. His sneer says “Don’t even think about it,” and compliments his gun....
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... themselves to venture out and settle a score; the only difference was the number of people involved in each story. But the fact remains, the good guy secured a victory in each instance
Shane had a deep feeling of responsibility to his ready-made family as he so eloquently illustrated in his final battle with Fletcher, and Wilson. He also played a role model to Bob, who was an impressionable boy. On all accounts, Shane was a book of fiction from the mind of Jack Schafer, interesting, and descriptive as it was, it lacked the power I believe it needed to keep the reader wanting more. If I were to pick a favorite plot, it would be the story of Wyatt Earp and his complex series of plotlines that led him to a strong finish, sealed into the actual history books of our modern era. Wyatt held strong in the face of a ruthless band of hooligans and proved crime doesn’t pay.
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