Larry Watson's "Montana 1948" Analytical Essay by Peter Pen

Larry Watson's "Montana 1948"
This paper discusses the meaning of all the guns in Larry Watson's "Montana 1948".
# 53861 | 860 words | 0 sources | 2004
Published on Nov 29, 2004 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper examines the meaning of each gun of the many guns as they come in and out of David Hayden's life in Larry Watson's "Montana 1948". The author points out that, although each of the guns has an individual meaning, the one constant theme is protection. The paper states that the one unvarying thing in David Hayden's young life is that there always are guns all around him.

From the Paper:

"It is one of the guns in Julian's arsenal makes it's presence during a family trip to Minneapolis. After returning from the bar, Wes tells Gail that "Pop has pulled out that .32 revolver of his to let "the city boy" know he is not intimidated by what he was saying (74)". Julian tries to protect the boots that he loves, his life as a rancher, being an outsider in this town and being a lawman during this confrontation. David interprets the meaning of Wes's story to be that the ".32 revolver" that Julian had served as protection for the Hayden's way of life in Montana."

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