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true-grit-charles-portisMattie, Chapter 7ime just gets away from us.Sources: The Believer, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Rutgers Gazette Project, The TelegraphCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.Lawmen & OutlawsSometimes only a tin badge separates a marshal from a thief.Myth of the WestIn time the Wild West legends fade into cheap entertainment.Moral CharacterEvil is stamped on Chaneys face, but not everyone can be read.ThemesOutwardly pathetic but inwardly mean as a snake; convinced the world is against himTom ChaneyBraggart and expert marksman; has reserves of courage and honorLaBoeufWork-shy, fond of drink, and only casually acquainted with justice; has true gritRooster CogburnStern, shrewd, strong-willed girl; sometimes too harsh a judge of characterMattie RossMain CharactersPortis grew up in Arkansas among a family of storytellers, and after a stint as a reporter, he turned to writing fiction. His second novel, True Grit, was an instant success. Helped by the 2010 film adaptations success, True Grit has become embedded in the American consciousness of the Wild West.CHARLES PORTISBORN 1933AuthorFifty years on, the trio has disbanded, and the Wild West is a memory.RecollectionLaBoeuf is knocked out, Rooster is outgunned, and Mattie falls into a snake pit.PerilMattie, Rooster, and LaBoeuf help each other on the trail of a killer.VengeanceIn winter in the 1870s Mattie Ross pursues her fathers murderer, Tom Chaney, in the Indian Territory. Mattie is just 14 years old, so she hires Deputy Marshal Rooster Cogburn and Texas Ranger LaBoeuf—but doling out violent justice exacts a heavy price. Pursuing Justice in the Wild WestOVERVIEWEnglishOriginal Language1968Year PublishedCharles PortisAuthorTrue GritFictionNovel

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