ENGL 2P13 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Institute For Operations Research And The Management Sciences, Cowboy Hat, Working Class Hero
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Mann as the Cowboy Working Class Hero
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Even though his appearance does not match the typical western
genres Cowboy Hero like Clint Eastwood or John Wayne, Mann actually
signi"cantly "ts into the archetypal category of the Western Cowboy
mysterious "gure on a horse, noticed by everyone.
Mysteriously has a lot of money with an unknown source.
He is a man of little words, but when he speaks it’s powerful.
Says “Folks I know call me Mann” - His true Identity is a real mystery,
we do not even know what his real name is. (like The Good, The Bad
and The Ugly - Main Character was called Blondie)
Immediately becomes the object of Scrappie’s Interest - Typical
Cowboy Hero has no trouble getting a girl's attention.
He has nightmares which suggests he is troubled by a dark and
Unknown past - consistent with the way Cowboys are depicted.
He miraculously returns to save the day at the end.
He wears a typical cowboys out"t, with the boots, the horse and the
He does not wear a white hat however, Why do you think that is?
What could be the reason behind making that decision with his
Mr. Wright as the conventional Sidekick
Demonstrates hero and sidekick duo with Mann ( the outsider) and
John Wright (the shop owner)
They both work together to help save the townspeople at the end of
the movie and work together towards the "lm's resolution.
The sidekick duo is an example of interracial partnership just like
the lone ranger and Tonto, coming from two di)erent backgrounds.
Why do you think it is important to show the togetherness of these
Mrs Sarah as the Head of the Family
She goes against typical feminine gender norms.
She is in charge of the family and she sits at the head of the table.
She is the family’s lead disciplinarian, she tells them what to do. When
Sylvester confronts the men about whistling at Scrappie, She is the one
to tell him that what he did was wrong and that Black folks can’t talk to
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