Shane by jack schaefer

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Shane by jack schaefer

Plot[ edit ] The story is set in Wyomingwhen the Wyoming Territory was still open to the Homestead Act of The original unclaimed land surrounding the Starretts' homestead had been used by a cattle driver named Luke Fletcher before being claimed by Bob's father, Joe Starrett, along with many other homesteaders.

Fletcher had settled there first, although he could only claim acres as a homestead. He wants to expand his herd; homesteads in the area would hinder its growth. He is tougher and wiser in the ways of the West than the farmers who homestead the land. He is thought to be Shannon, a gunslinger who went missing in Arkansas.

Joe Starrett hires Shane as a hand on his farm, and Shane puts aside his handsome Western clothes and buys dungarees. He then helps the homesteaders to avoid intimidation by Fletcher and his men, who try to get them to abandon their farms. With Shane's help, the farmers resist Fletcher, but Shane is tested many times by the cowhands and gunslingers hired by Fletcher to intimidate him.

Shane always comes through in the end, however, and eventually is forced to kill Fletcher and his men, which prompts him to leave the Wyoming Territory for fear of being labeled a killer. Bob Starrett — Joe Starrett's son.

He is eleven years old. He is the narrator.

Shane by jack schaefer

Joe Starrett — Bob's father. A former cattle driver, now a homesteader and a farmer. Marian Starrett — Joe's wife. Luke Fletcher — the antagonist. He is set on purchasing or stealing all the land rights from the homesteaders and farmers.

When the homesteaders refuse he resorts to intimidation and deadly force. Chris — one of Fletcher's cowhands who intimidates the homesteaders. Stark Wilson —gunslinger hired by Fletcher to intimidate the homesteaders and kill those who refuse to sell their land.

He kills Ernie Wright. Ernie Wright - one of Stark Wilson's victims. Grafton - general store owner who witnesses the fight with Shane involved. Will Atkey - the bartender at Grafton's general store.

Wheeler has written of Shane and its author: He preferred in later years to write stories less mythic and more attuned to the real WestGet this from a library!

Shane. [Jack Schaefer] -- In the summer of , a mysterious and charismatic man rides into a small Wyoming valley, where he joins homesteaders who take a stand against a bullying cattle rancher, and where he changes the.

Jack Warner Schaefer (November 19, – January 24, ) was an American writer known for his best-known work is Shane, which was made into the film Shane, and the short story "Stubby Pringle's Christmas" (). Published in , Shane by Jack Schaefer is an uneven but irresistible Western about a boy’s coming of age.

With elements of hero worship, the short novel is narrated in retrospect by a Wyoming homesteader’s son named Bob, an only child whose parents .

Nebraska’s first critical edition of a western novel is Jack Schaefer’s Shane. Edited by James C. Work, the Nebraska Shane is not, however, a perfect critical edition.

More than fifty pages of introduction precede the novel; the critical essays are not arranged chronologically; and the footnotes in those essays refer to other editions of Shane.

Seen through the eyes of a young boy, SHANE is the classic novel of the lone stranger who rides into town; a gunslinger, a troubled man, a hero. Shane by Jack Schaefer - Books - .

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