High Plains Drifter Symbolism

Good Essays
High Plains Drifter High Plains Drifter was not the typical western that I thought it was going to be; however, I am a fan of Clint Eastwood and I really enjoyed this movie. I noticed a lot of symbolism that was used in this movie. The first example of symbolism I saw was Mordecai. I believe Mordecai and the way he presented himself really symbolized the good that was left in Lago- small, abused, and overshadowed. Another example of symbolism was the whip. I believed the whip to not only be a weapon but to be a symbol of power. Back in the day and maybe still do this day humans used whips on animals and it was used on slaves many years ago. I believed the whip to have demonstrated the power of the one with the whip and the one without the

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Good Essays

    The Drifters

    • 991 Words
    • 4 Pages

    English 11 The Drifters essay 14 September 2010 The Drifters Every person has there own individual ways in which they view the world. This is like a pair of glasses, unique and individual. Each pair of glasses has their own lenses that affect how someone can see through them. In the same way, there are many factors that affect how someone can see the world. Whether it’s a place, an experience, people, or the government these all can shape how the world is viewed. In the novel The Drifters by James A…

    • 991 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The Drifters Essay

    • 496 Words
    • 2 Pages

    find McPhatter, and an hour later he located McPhatter in a rented room in Harlem rehearsing a new group. Ertegun signed Clyde McPhatter and his new group, which Ahmet named the Drifters. The Drifters debut release was a song written by Jesse Stone called "Money Honey," and it was huge success in February, 1953. The Drifters with many personal changes had hits for the next thirteen years on Atlantic.…

    • 496 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Plains

    • 345 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Broad and flat, plains are well named. Some appear when glaciers and streams erode away elevated terrain; others spread where rising magma pushes, erupts, and spews. Some plains spill into the oceans, and others are bound by mountains on several sides. They all hide a tumultuous geologic history beneath their level disguise. The base of the vast Great Plains in North America formed when several small pieces of continental crust collided and welded together more than a billion years ago. As time…

    • 345 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The Drifters ‘Drifters’ is a poem about one woman’s refusal to abandon hope, in spite of overwhelming hardship. The family has to move from place to place, as the father needs to move by the demand of his job. Despite Dawe’s use of causal language, if you read carefully you would be able to see the seriousness of what he is saying. The narrative structure adopted in this poem is third person limited. In the wife’s point of view, this is effective as a wife wants a family more than husband…

    • 347 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Migrant Hostel & Drifters

    • 723 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Not belonging often goes hand in hand with feelings of despair, unease and uncertainty. “Migrant Hostel” demonstrates this feeling of angst and instability when the migrants are placed in an uninviting environment where fear of immigrants is predominant. The migrants’ insecurity and confusion is displayed through the rhetorical ‘who would be coming next’ in the first stanza. Furthermore, the fact that the stanza begins with “no one kept count” sets an ominous tone reflective of the hostile atmosphere…

    • 723 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Plains Indians

    • 276 Words
    • 2 Pages

    PLAINS INDIANS The American Indians are among the best known of all Native Americans. These Indians played a significant role in shaping the history of the West. Some of the more noteworthy Plains Indians were Big Foot, Black Kettle, and Crazy Horse. Big Foot Big Foot was also known as Spotted Elk. Born in the Northern Great Plains, he eventually became a Minneconjou Teton Sioux chief. He was part of a tribal delegation that traveled to Washington, D.C., and worked to establish schools…

    • 276 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Indus Plains

    • 518 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Bolan, etc All the plain areas of our country have existed by the Sediment brought by River Indus and its tributaries. The whole of the Indus Plain can be sub-divided into three parts for detailed study: * The Upper Indus Plain * The Lower Indus Plain * The Indus Delta THE UPPER INDUS PLAIN:- From the point of junction eastern tributaries of river Indus is known as the upper Indus Plain . It includes most of the areas of Punjab Province. The upper Indus Plain has a height from 600…

    • 518 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Great Plains

    • 508 Words
    • 3 Pages

    THE GREAT PLAINS The Great Plains Native Americans were indigenous people who live in the center of North America. They covered states from the Rocky Mountains to the Mississippi River and cover some provinces in Canada to Texas. The Great Plains Native Americans were separated into two groups called the Plain Indians and Prairie Indians. The Great Plains Native Americans were rich with culture, wore traditional clothing, and made their own tools. Some of the Great Plains Native Americans…

    • 508 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The Serengeti Plain

    • 393 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Serengeti Plain The Serengeti Plain is a huge national park that spans over 12,000 miles. It is located in Tanzania and southwestern Kenya. The landscape of the Serengeti is varied ranging from savannah to hilly woodlands to grass plains. The climate is generally hot and dry but when the rainfall is steady, vegetation shoots up everywhere. The varied landscape and hot and dry climate come together to form the natural habitat of Around 70 large animal species and over 700 bird species. The geography…

    • 393 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Plains Indians

    • 412 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Plains Indians The American Plains Indians are among the best known of all Native Americans. There Indians played a significant role in shaping the history of the West. Some of the more noteworthy Plains Indians were Big Foot, Black Kettle, Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, and Spotted Tail. Big Foot Big Foot (? 1825-1890) was also known as Spotted Elk. Born in the Great Plains he eventually became a Minneconjou Teton Sioux chief. He was part of a tribal delegation that traveled to Washington, D.C.,…

    • 412 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays