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Postmodern Writing of "The Ox-Bow Incident"

Summary: "The Ox-Bow Incident" by Walter Van Tilburg Clark is an example of postmodern writing of the 1940s that would comment on civil rights and racism.
"The Ox-Bow Incident" by Walter Van Tilburg Clark was set in 1885 but it was written in 1940. At this time the writing style was postmodern. The authors of the time were all in writing similar ways. All their writings would be a piece on a war because the world war going on. These stories would have a character going to or returning from war. These stories would be fiction but they would make a strong connection to the real world and real events.

The writings of the 1940s would also relate to the struggles of the civil rights movement and the racism in the worlds society. The author would often right about the unjust judicial system and it's harsh punishments. Like in "The Ox-Bow Incident" were a posse of angry townspeople lynched three people without reason. This story connect to the infamous "Mob Rule" in...

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