True Grit Summary
Charles Portis

Everything you need to understand or teach True Grit by Charles Portis.

  • True Grit Summary & Study Guide
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True Grit Summary

All of Portis's social concerns appear as themes, some minor, others major, in his novels. Justice and revenge, major themes in True Grit, are minor ones in The Dog of the South, whereas restlessness, a minor theme in True Grit, is the major theme of The Dog of the South and Gringos. Because Mattie Ross, a Bible-quoting Presbyterian, believes stoutly in the doctrine of "an eye for an eye," nothing stops her short...

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