In the story, Shane, by Jack Schaefer, the character of Shane is mysterious, kind,
and hard working. Shane was a very mysterious person from the first day he arrived at
the Starrett’s home and displayed this through his personality and appearance. Shane also
displayed kindness not long after his arrival at the Starrett’s farm and quickly became
friends with the Starrett family. Shane illustrated how he was hard working when he
agreed to help Joe Starrett work around the farm and help run errands for him. The
character of Shane proved himself to be not only mysterious, kind and hard working but
also a reliable friend to Joe, Marian, and Bob Starrett.
From the beginning of the story, the character of Shane displayed that he was a
mysterious person. An example of how Shane was mysterious was when he first arrived ,
and Billy noticed Shane riding towards him. Billy noted that Shane looked just like a dark
shadow while riding on his horse. Another example of Shane’s mysteriousness was the
fact that even though the Starrett’s knew him better than anyone he still had a
mysteriousness around him. Shane walked around without a gun which made Billy even
more curious about Shane and the mysteriousness behind him. A final example of
Shane’s mysteriousness was when Billy noticed that everyday Shane would just look up
and stare at the mountains for a little while and then return to whatever he was doing.
Although Shane was a mysterious man to everyone he knew, including the Starrett’s, he
still became a very likeable and respected person to the people in the town.
Another great character quality of Shane in this story was his kindness. Despite
his mysteriousness, the character of Shane also illustrated a great kindness towards
everyone, even the people in the town who did not like him. Another example of Shane’s
kindness was when he would constantly compliment Marian Starrett’s cooking and would
and would teach Billy important life lessons. A final example of Shane’s immense
kindness was when he bought Billy a knife from the towns and would buy him soda pop
as well. The character of Shane was a very trustworthy and friendly person and illustrated
it by the many wonderful and kind things he did for everyone, including the Starrett’s.
A final character quality of Shane in this story was his determination and hard
work. An example of this character quality was when Shane helped Joe Starrett around
the farm by assisting him in repairing things such as fences, and helping with the crops
on the land. Another example of Shane’s hard work was when he first arrived at the
Starrett’s home and began to cut down the ginormous tree stump that was on the
Starrett’s land. A final example of Shane’s hard work is when he would constantly ride
into the town to run errands for Joe. Through this quality, Shane illustrated that hard
work and determination are great qualities to have and are essential in order to
accomplish things in life.
In the story Shane, by Jack Schaefer, the character Shane is a very mysterious,
kind, and hard working man who affected the lives of many. Shane was known for being
for secretive and would not let his past be known by anyone, even the Starrett’s. He was
very kind and friendly to those he met, even those in town, including a young man named
Chris, and Fletcher, an evil man who wanted to buy off everyone’s land. He worked
extremely hard for the Starrett’s on the farm and was very determined and devoted to
getting his job done. The character of Shane is a great example for one to follow because
he illustrated important character qualities and showed the importance of staying true to
one’s word, no matter how long it may take to accomplish.
Mark Van Dyke
June 14, 2012...
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