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Relationship of Western Film Heroes With The Community In the genre of western films the hero plays a key role Humanity portrays civilization overcoming the hostile country Miller 66 In many films the American Civil War is over and people have turned their attention to more constructive pursuits such as battling nature to progress Americas future rather than each other In between this wild country fraught with danger and corruption lies the role of the hero An individual with exceptional skills who through there abilities is able to rid a stricken town of the corrupt elements within In many cases however the heros skills are not enough His relationship with the community can define how successful his help can be In the films Shane and Dodge City we are presented with heroes who have attempted somewhat successfully to integrate themselves into their respective communities This gives them someway to identify with the community giving them incentive to defend it from the malicious elements that threaten them In Shane we see an attempt by the films hero to subtly integrate himself into the community Instead of riding into town Shane Alan Ladd is introduced to us through the eyes and imagination of a little boy Miller 67 By having Shane first meet Joey Starret Brandon de Wilde he is introduced in a very personal manner that sets the tone for the whole film Shanes motives are personal as he wishes to escape his life as a gunman by becoming a settler The lifestyle of the Starret family and the other settlers amplifies the notions of a simpler life that Shane finds appealing The town near where they live is very simple and has none of the more lavish comforts of Dodge City It offers a way for Shane to escape his past by working to create a simple yet honest community This helps him befriend the settlers he does not wish to dominate their existence
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