Shane Film Summary & Analysis

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Essay Questions

Discuss the importance of and context for Shane's mysterious entrance into the Starrett's lives. In what way is such an event typical of film and literature?

How does Joey react to Shane in comparison with the way he reacts to his own father?

Why does Joe ask Shane to stay on the homestead with them?

Why do you think Shane actually decides to stay on the homestead?

How does Joe convince the homesteaders to stay on their own land?

Why does Ryker want all the land for himself, and how does he plan to get it?

Why does Shane get into a fight in the saloon during his first trip into town?

Why does Wilson kill Stonewall? How does this one event affect the rest of the story?

At the end of Shane, why does Shane beat up Joe before he goes into town?

Discuss the symbolism...

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