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    someone by night 's end. Consequently, “the Kid” fearlessly approached the man and remarked “That’s a might nice looking six-shooter you got there.” In a heartbeat, he stole the gun from Grant’s holster, spun its cylinder to an empty chamber, and casually handed it back. Further into the night, Grant whipped out the same revolver on “the Kid” attempting to fire a shot, except that the chamber was empty. Immediately, “the Kid” drew his own weapon and fired a shot, dropping Grant dead where he stood (Andrews). This senseless murder typifies how the cultural climate of the time reinforced, nay, encouraged the criminal actions of William…

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    I thought that pretty much everyone knew who Billy the Kid was, but as I have told people what I was doing my essay on, I have gotten many confused looks. This was surprising to me. I thought that everyone at least would recognize the name, but boy was I wrong. Since no one knows who this western outlaw legend is, I guess I will just start off with the basic boring information. Billy the Kid was said to be a very handsome man. He had a slim physique, sandy blond hair, and blue eyes. He wore a…

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    Billy the Kid is an historical figure from the Old West whose story has eluded historians and has created controversy among biographers. One thing is sure; he has truly lived. However, most of his story told is part of a myth. The author Michael Ondaatje, in his novel The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, has improvised a story about this historical figure, with as the only starting point, his imagination. In The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, the author Michael Ondaatje uses the medium of…

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    Billy The Kid Story

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    The short life of billy the KIdd a hero and an outlaw was one of the youngest criminals in his time. When he was a young orphan he would go off on adventures by himself. When Billy the Kid see a nice store with close he will go in it and rob it. The first time he got arrested BIlly stole from a clothing store in 1875. Billy the Kid was born on november 23, 1859 in New York City. Records say that his full name was Kid or Henry McCarty or maybe William Bonney. Those are the only names that people…

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    In the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid was a friend of the English businessman, John Henry Tunstall, and had vowed to avenge the death of Tunstall after he witnessed the Englishman’s assassination. Tunstall came to New Mexico well aware of the corrupt business that Lawrence G. Murphy had created and aimed to make a competing business to profit off of the monopoly, of practically everything, that Murphy controlled. Once Tunstall founded his company Murphy had already grew ill and the business…

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    William H. Bonney, also known as Billy the Kid, was a wild west figure who many people see as worse than he actually was. He was not a terrible kid who killed a ton of people, but he did kill some. The reasoning for the killings were reasonable, they weren’t just because he was crazy and enjoyed killing people. Two of the people he killed were killed when he was trying to escape from jail. Many things about Billy the Kid remain a mystery today. Nobody knows his exact date of birth and nobody…

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    The three components making up the mythic west are important in their own right. The West as an abysmal failure, though, I placed higher on the totem pole than the other categories. Abysmal failure is due to the people’s dashed hopes, broken dreams, financial ruin, or even tragic death at the hands of brutal bad guys or unrelenting forces of nature, and the dark side lurking in the shadows. The concept of abysmal failure is seen in the forefront of most sources representing the American West.…

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    only thing that keeps Darry from bein’ a Soc is us” (126). Being a Soc means that Darry would not have to deal with the stereotypes or the worries of having to get jumped walking down the street. Darry could have made it, he could have saved himself from a tough life full of pain and worries. He did not join the Socs because the bonds of family far outweighed anything that money or popularity could have gave him. His bonds of family and friendship kept Darry ‘gold’. The Greasers are all about…

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    It is a song, but it can be considered poetry. I believe the author's purpose with writing the song is to express and reflect. One feature that stood out to me was the stanzas. The stanza feature provides each section to be separate in meaning but still convey the same message. With ¨Love¨ by Kid Cudi, he has a stanza about being happy and the next about not being down. If it were all blended together, the message wouldn't be as clear. Kid Cudi used repetition, an emotional and strong tone to…

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    When you look at fans of professional wrestling, it can become pretty obvious who their favorite wrestler is, by the clothing, or merchandise, they wear. For fans of Kanye West, there’s a different similarity between pro wrestling fans and themselves. Kanye West fans do not have a definitive name, or way of defining themselves. There is no form for the group for some reason. However, they are still able to celebrate their icon and promote their icon in a positive way amid negative press he is…

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