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On Wed, 1 Nov 1995, Lester Gray wrote:
 
> >Am writing paper on the movie "Shane".  Any thoughts/writings on the
> >theme of violence as seen through the eyes of the boy, Joey?
>
> I suppose what I remember was the implied attraction of Shane to the boy's
> mother. The attraction of the warrior as compared to the farmer (or
> whatever) father. What message does that send to the boy?
> les
 
Don't forget that the last thing Joey says to Shane as he rides into the
mountains (besides his name a couple of times) is "Mother needs you."
There is certainly some indication here that Joey has at least a
subliminal, if not overt, awareness of this attraction.
 
Ron Hoffman
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