KK Carothers Presentation Noriega February 27, 2007 Works Cited Dances with Wolves . Dir. Kevin Costner. Perf. Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, and Graham Greene. DVD. Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 1990. “Nothing I’ve heard about these people is true”. Dunbar’s confession in his diary about the misconceptions he formerly held about the Sioux. Critical Analysis: Costner’s Dances With Wolves highlights the Sioux’s transient perspectives of the white man and the tribe’s desires to remain peacefully isolated. It also gives an insight to the Sioux’s daily life, customs, and culture, including respect for the dead, for nature, and for animals. John Dunbar (Costner), or as he is later given the name “Dances With Wolves”, the main character, transforms from a dutiful lieutenant in the U.S. Army following the Civil War into a more faithful and truthful man when he becomes a Sioux. He reveres his horse and his playful as he says his “trusted friend” the wolf, who he names Two Socks, and even while he dresses in his army attire he admires
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