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08 JANUARY 2004

Shane: Mythological Community (American) Archetype

The film Shane presents an archetypal view of the development of American society. Through its depiction of the struggles of a capitalist agenda: the sod–busters struggling to make a living tending the land; to the Riker family representing corporate enterprise.



alone in the wildernessarchetypecommunitycowboycultural icondramafilmfilm genrefrontiergenre • George Stevens • ruggedsettlement • Shane • societyterritoryThe Westwestern film genrewilderness

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