Bob skipped school with Ollie to go fishing, so when the four of them went into town together, mother said that she and Joe needed to see Miss Grafton about Bob. Shane redefines for Bob what it means to be a man and a hero, and Shane teaches Bob many lessons, such as that it does not take a man to engage in a fight. . Shane is also sensitive to the young Bob. The ending of Shane rivals On the Waterfront in my book — timeless.
Shane doesn't rise to the bait, and leaves to the taunts of Ryker's men. Shane survives and tells Bob that there is no going back from a killing. They are going to wait Fletcher out to let him overplay his hand, and the must stay to show Shane they are the kind of people that he thinks they are. Peripateia is a little simpler to define. In the audience we dare to believe that a happy ending is moments away.
Shane and Marian Starrett Shane, a skilled, laconic with a mysterious past, rides into an isolated valley in the sparsely settled , some time after the. The imagery echoes upon itself, but Matthias has changed. When Shane has a fight with Chris in the saloon and gets injured, Joe sees what has happened and joins in the fracas, fighting like a madman. It is no wonder that Joe, Marian, and Bob learn to love and respect this quiet stranger in their midst. Shane has saved the day! But that's only to avoid bringing the law down on him. Thanks for remembering those two words from the class.
GradeSaver, 18 August 2016 Web. When Joe mentions that an old tree stump is a real nuisance to him, Shane begins to dig it up. I could be wrong, but as I read this I saw a parallel. These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. I first watched Shane in 1980 as a college freshman in Film Appreciation — what a great movie — and then the instructor broke it down just as you did Steve.
The town will honor his courage! I got a D both semesters. Not having seen Shane, is this how the story ends? No wonder he plunges spikes into both his eyes. Bob and mother Marian found the dad at the corral where Shane had added to it and Marian says that just like the poles that Shane put in can't be moved they can't leave either. He even tells her about the latest fashions. Shane whirls and shoots simultaneously with the rifleman, killing him but receiving a potentially fatal wound himself.
He is also delighted that Shane will take the time to talk to him and explain things, unlike his own father who has little time for him. He is willing to converse with her and tell her about life outside the Wyoming valley. Ryker sends to Cheyenne for truly evil gunslinger Wilson. A distraught Marian asks Shane why he is doing this. Marian also appreciates that Bob has another role model in his life.
What would I become there except another sad old man, a fractured veteran good neither to my family, my country, or myself? The men didn't go anywhere on the farm without each other. A Japanese court ruled that the amendment was not retroactive, and therefore any film released during or prior to 1953 remained in the public domain in Japan. Palance was nervous around horses, and had great difficulty with mounting and dismounting. When Joe goes out of town for work, Shane builds an addition to the house. This moment, to me, is one of the greatest in American cinema. Fletcher resorts to violence and murder and stands in direct contrast as a man to both Joe and Shane. At the town's general store, Shane and other homesteaders are loading up supplies.
He takes time to talk to the boy and explain things about life, especially what is right and wrong. Joe does not want Shane to get involved in the fight with Fletcher and tells him that Fletcher is not his problem. Shane counters that a gun is a tool, no better nor worse than an axe or a shovel, and as good or bad as the man using it. His past life, however, seems to haunt him throughout the novel. Ladd was uncomfortable with guns; Shane's shooting demonstration for Joey required 116 takes. A stoic, mysterious man, he says little about himself—no one even knows his last name.
For her, he replies, and her husband and son, and all the other decent people who want a chance to live in peace in the valley. Ernie Wright Joe Starrett is not alone in standing up to Luke Fletcher, but the numbers are dwindling. It means simply when two things happen at the same time, i. Fletcher's men start making more and more fun of the other homesteaders, and it is driving them crazy, especially Ernie Wright. He does not want to revert to his old fighting ways, but in order to win the respect of the townsfolk and to protect Joe, he is willing to fight.
Continue each week also free with our Writing Wednesdays and What It Takes posts, each one like a new chapter in The War of Art. As the film ends, Shane's farewell words to Joey are recited, verbatim, at the title character's grave. In every way, Marian proves that she is a woman to be respected. Shane goes into town to face Fletcher, but he has to shoot wilson first in the saloon, killing Wilson, then Fletcher appears from the balcony and shoots Shane, but Shane is able to shot Fletcher, killing him, too. Redemption of past sins through heroic sacrifice is, at least within a fictional context, far more admirable than a perfectly good person through and through saving the day.