As a sheriff, a man with a rhino skin, bulletproof head, able to see everything around him, run faster than a horse, not afraid of anything and neither in Hades , nor in Coolidge; a man who knows how to shoot, like Captain Adam Bogardus, and who is better at shooting four to five drunken rowdy people before breakfast than sits down without such a morning charge.
Despite the seeming frivolity of this announcement, published in July 1886 in the Border Ruffian, Coolidge residents nodded their heads approvingly as they read it. Only such qualities could help the daredevil, who decided to take the post of sheriff in their troubled little town, survive; and only such qualities could help him pacify thieves, robbers and other troublemakers. After all, their city was in the heart of the American Wild West … Continue reading
And it doesn’t matter that he was somewhat inconsistent with reality. After all, not all cowboys were white, and among them were many adventurers, scammers and people with a bad conscience. The myth is the constant tensions of the cowboys with the Indians (after all, many of them were themselves Indians), who most often managed to agree among themselves on many issues. True, Oliver Loving, one of the pioneers, died from wounds inflicted by Comanches, but this was extremely rare. Many discrepancies and in part of their relationship to arms. It was used by cowboys to drive herds, customize lagging animals, or guide the herd leader. But it is extremely rare to clarify the relationship. Not to mention the fact that two of the pistols, as we often see in the movies, none of them ever wore. Continue reading
Soon the Western becomes so popular and popular that it acquires already established forms and traditions: good always fights against evil and naturally wins, and happy ending becomes an indispensable element.
These typical features of a western were successfully noticed by V. Nabokov in Lolita: “Terracotta landscape, red-faced, blue-eyed cowboys, prim, but very pretty teacher, just arrived at the Rattle Gorge, a horse rearing up, cattle panic, a revolver, a pucker, and a revolver, a pucker, and a revolver, a puppet, and a puppet, and a puppet, and a puppet. Continue reading