The Wild West, Part 1
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to apply knowledge of the elements of the Western genre to an analysis of the novel's plot, setting, and themes
Common Core Standards:
At the beginning of Section 1, David reflects on his childhood thusly: “The problem was that I wanted to grow up wild. … Wildness meant, to me, getting out of town and into the country. Even our small town—really, in 1948 still a frontier town in many respects—tasted to me like pabulum.” The mythology of America's Western frontier in the late nineteenth century has long...
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