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Scratchy Wilson does not fit the stereotypic persona of a traditional western outlaw In fact he is the opposite of everything that an outlaw is This is shown in the second section of the story The men in the Weary Gentleman saloon act fearful when they hear that Scratchy Wilson is drunk The bartender locks and barred the door and closes the windows However the men in the bar are not afraid of Scratchy killing them They just do not want him hanging around with them when he is drunk This is the opposite of what the audience sees and reads in most traditions western movies and novels In most novels and movies the men in the saloons do not hide from the bad guy Certainly they do not make fun of him nor do they think of him as a nuisanceIn addition Scratchy is shown as the opposite of an outlaw in the first paragraph of the third second Scratchy is wearing a maroon-colored flannel shirt which had been purchased for purposes of decoration and made principally by some Jewish women on the East Side of New York 215 First an outlaw would not wear a red flannel shirt Most outlaws usually wore off-white solid-color shirts Second most outlaws would have not purchase the shirt they would have stolen it Lastly if an outlaw had bought a shirt it would not come from the East Side of New York Additionally a real outlaw boots would not have red tops with gilded imprints just like the type that little boys in New England had Further more a real outlaw would not have shot at a dog or shot at one of his friends windows In that scene Scratchy is more like a little kid with a BB gun rather than an outlaw with a real gun Finally in the last part of the fourth section is the most pervasive example A real outlaw would not
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