Shane Film Summary & Analysis

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Characters

Shane played by Alan Ladd

Description

Shane is the classic good cowboy of the Western genre. Although he was a gunslinger in the past, Shane has finally found a way to do right by mankind. Shane is simply passing through the country when he happens upon the Starrett's homestead. Although Joe is skeptical at first, Shane shows his worth by helping Joe stand up to Ryker's gang.

Shane continues to prove himself as he assists the rest of the homesteaders. By standing up for them and coming to their aid, Shane helps Joe convince the homesteaders to unite and remain on their land for the sake of all their families. Finally, Shane has to leave because of the fight in the bar, but he has made a lasting imprint on the lives of the homesteaders, especially Joe, Marian, and Joey.

Analysis

Shane has all the typical characteristics of...

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