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Comp 1 - Western Paper

  • Submitted by: aakahler
  • on June 26, 2014
  • Category: English
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Nick Kahler
English 101
Matthew Pullen
17 March 2014

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Wild West movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid premiered in theaters in September, 1969.   This movie was directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman. The two most important characters in the movie are Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid.   Butch Cassidy is played by Paul Newman and Robert Redford plays Sundance Kid.   Their real character names are Robert Leroy Parker and Harry Longabaugh.   In the beginning of the movie they are both a members of the Hole in the Wall Gang. Another important person in the movie is a female character name Etta, which is played by Katherine Ross.   She is a twenty-six year old school teacher and the love interest of Sundance Kid.   She has never been married and lives on a farm by herself.   There are other characters in the movie but don’t really play important parts.
The movie is set in the state of Wyoming in the 1890’s.   All the main characters in the movie are of Caucasian decent and there are also Hispanic characters in the movie.   The movie is a comedy/drama movie and is not true.   It is about two men, Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid, who develop a relationship of friendship and camaraderie as they rob trains and banks. They are outlaws who mock and defy authority.   This is a non-violent movie and it uses light hearted music and humorous dialogue to capture the attention of the viewer.   It does not exhibit much violence in the movie, but guns are focused upon in the movie.   The landscape is rugged and horses are used for transportation, although the bicycle is introduced in the movie.   The main characters are well groomed and wear cowboy hats throughout the movie.   Cowboy hats are always worn by outlaws in Wild West movies.  
At the beginning of the movie the two men are members of the Hole in the Wall gang, who rob trains.   After blowing a part of the train up a couple of times they become wanted men.   A group of men are...

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