True Grit | Study Guide

Charles Portis

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Overview

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Author

Charles Portis

Year Published

1968

Type

Novel

Genre

Adventure, Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Most of True Grit is narrated in the first person by the protagonist, Mattie Ross. One section of Chapter 3 takes the form of a play.

Tense

True Grit is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The protagonist and narrator of True Grit, Mattie Ross, looks for a federal marshal to chase down her father's murderer. She wants someone who has "true grit," meaning bravery and strength of character. Her choice, Rooster Cogburn, seems to let her down at first but eventually proves himself worthy.

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