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    In the novel, The Jungle, Upton Sinclair reveals a parallel between a lithuanian family and hogs on their way into a slaughter house. Although when Jurgis and his family first arrived in America they believed that they had come into the land of dreams and liberty, they were soon informed of the corrupt society that would eventually become the end of their family. The parallel between the hogs and the main characters can be seen in the character’s purchase of their house, Jurgis’ motto of just working

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    Saloon Culture

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    Saloon Culture Royal Melendy writes about a rising social culture taking place at the turn of the twentieth century. He depicts this culture as the ambiance emitted in early Chicago saloons. “Saloons served many roles for the working-class during this period of American history, and were labeled as the poor man’s social clubs” (summary of saloon culture, pg. 76). Saloons were described as part of the neighborhood. An institution recognized and familiar to its people. Many laws restricted their

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    approached me. “Miss Sarah, I’ve been thinking. It ain’t right you being on your own and all. Would you do me the honor of becoming my wife?” No sooner than the words came out of his mouth, I looked up and saw Martha standing in the doorway of the saloon. If pain had a face it was hers. Charlie didn’t know she was there. She turned and ran. “Charlie, you don’t owe me anything” I said “and you already proposed marriage to that sweet Martha. She’s the one you really love.” I don’t know if the look on

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    The poem Brothers is about two brothers and a friend, one is nine and the o... ... middle of paper ... ...ink. Last chance saloon is a cliché and it refers to the last place your going to drink, this suggests illegal drinking, just like where george used to go. Silver bullets represent kisses. 'And this is love,high noin,calamity, hard liqor in the old last chance saloon' , this is a cliché, everything george does for lennie is out of love , the sun is at its peak and the whole thing is a calamity

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    Unforgiven Analysis

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    Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven falls into the western genre because of its untamed frontier setting, hero and villain characters, and iconic climatic ending. Unforgiven tells the story of William Munny, a retired Old West outlaw who, with the help of an old friend and a young gunslinger, returns to his old ways with one last job. The movie starts with a group of prostitutes in Big Whiskey, Wyoming offering a reward for someone to kill two cowboys who assaulted one of their own when local authorities

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    Spaghetti Westerns in the 1960’s. Eastwood iconic Man with No Name in the “Dollar Trilogies” made him an international star, and it is only fitting that he would resurrect his career in a film of this genre. “Unforgiven” was directed, produced, and stared in by Clint Eastwood and received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Film Editing, and Best Picture in 1993. It is often credited as the best western made in the last twenty years, and for reinvigorating the western genre. Clint

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    America’s Wild West history as depicted in the movies, Rio Bravo and El Dorado. Most Western movies had fairly simple but very similar plots, including personal conflicts, land rights, crimes and of course, failed romances that typically led to drinking more alcoholic beverages than could respectfully be consumed by any one person, as they attempted to drown their sorrows away. The 1958 Rio Bravo and 1967 El Dorado Western movies directed by Howard Hawks, and starring John Wayne have a similar theme and

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    Visual Style and Western Theme of Shane By analysing ‘Shane' (1953) in conjunction with its visual style and western themes, it will clearly show what aspects of western culture are apparent in the film. By looking at the visual style, this will show how the mise-en-scene informs the audience that ‘Shane' is placed in the western genre. Firstly I will analyse the western themes that are visible in ‘Shane'. The whole narrative of ‘Shane' is the struggle of the homesteaders against the ranchers

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    Genre Theory and John Ford's Stagecoach

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    Genre Theory and John Ford's Stagecoach The analytic theory posited by Robert Warshow in his essay "The Westerner", itemizes the elements necessary for a film to belong to the genre of the "western". Most contentiously, he mandates that the narrative focus upon the individual hero's plight to assert his identity, and diminishes the importance of secondary characters and issues, or any tendency toward "social drama." (431) He states that it is subtle variations that make successive instances

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    The Prohibition and NASCAR

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    The Anti-saloon league museum is a standing testament of a period long gone. Located within the Westerville Ohio library, it houses important artifacts and memorabilia from the Prohibition era. At the height of its popularity, the league was a national organization which boasted branches across the United States.4. Along with various Christian organizations, the league was able to marshal resources that enabled it to bring the prohibition fight to congress and the senate. Tours and group presentations

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