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    As part of his article “Jesse James, the Bourgeois Bandit”, film theorist Christopher Anderson attempts to explain the differences between Henry King’s 1939 western Jesse James and the later reworking of the narrative by Nicholas Ray entitled The True Story of Jesse James (1957) by scrutinising the historical context of the latter film. Anderson asserts that in contrast to earlier films depicting James’s life, Ray “wanted to dramatize parallels between the post-Civil War adolescent bandit and the delinquent youth of today” in order to capitalise on a developing teenage market. As evidence for this, Anderson points to the fact that Nicholas Ray had previously directed Rebel Without a Cause (1955), a film often credited with being the first to show sympathy toward America’s rebellious young adults.…

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    The Crimes of Jesse James After the Civil War, Jesse James was unable to settle into normal civilian life. Instead, his anger at the North and at the persecution of his family during the war propelled him into the spotlight as “the nation’s most revered outlaw” (O’Reilly, 2015, p. 192). While still recovering from injuries, Jesse helped plan the first daytime bank robbery committed during peacetime. The robbery netted over $58,000. One bystander was killed, and Jesse sent a letter of apology…

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    The Story of Jesse James “Jesse, are you ready to saddle up?” asks Frank James, Jesse’s brother “Yeah, go get Cole and the rest of them to get out here. They’re taking forever in there.” Jesse replies as he saddles up on his horse. Frank goes into the house to get the other four men. I saddle up onto my horse,. The snowflakes get stuck into my horse’s hair. It’s pitch black outside, only light is the faint light coming out of the Younger’s house. Jesse looks at me, “ So this is your first…

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    always will be. Some of the most well-known outlaws were Jesse James and Clyde Barrow. These outlaws murdered and killed many people. These two outlaws lived in different time periods one being during the 1800’s and the other in the 1930’s but there are many similarities between the two. In fact Clyde Barrow said that he would like to think of himself as the young Jesse James. One of the main similarities is that they both killed many people. It is not exactly for sure of how many people…

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    Jesse James Claims

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    In Edwards, article Jesse James alleged crimes are portrayed as false stories. The way Jesse James described it as being lies that allowed people to seem like he was a threat to them. As far as murder charges it’s clear that it was only self-defense especially the story about the soldiers that came to his house. Thompson argument is that people believe majority of the things they read especially if it comes from a media source. Thompson supports his argument when he says, “What they amount to,…

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    Jesse James Eulogy

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    Hello their I’m Jesse James, I don’t know if you heard of me or not. Anyway I’m going to talk about my life for Mr.H. I would like to share my story, what I did when I was alive. I guess I’ll start with when I was born, which was September 5, 1847. My childhood was not as great as you probably would expect, my father shows us true love by always playing with Frank and I. My father's name is Reverend Robert James, he made sure Frank and I were well-educated and hailed from prestigious family of…

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    they waited for the next train. The next train only had fifty dollars compared to the first one that had seventy-five thousand dollars on it. But once again they escaped the hand of legislation. Grat was arrested by a saloon operator but had to be released due to lack of evidence. A couple more train robberies and the agents were fed up. In July 14, 1892, they loaded another train with money and agents; but by the time they realized they were getting robbed the gang was already done and leaving.…

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    The story of the famed outlaw of the American west, Jesse James has been retold time and time again. Each time history seems to be a little kinder to this well-known bank robber. The story of pirates is a similar one; they have gone from being terrors of the high seas to household names in children’s cartoons. While pirates are criminals and outlaws, it was appropriate for Robert Louis Stevenson to idealize pirates; Society always romanticizes the outlaw. Stevenson never justified what the…

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    Jesse James is surely one of the most interesting western outlaws because of his many odd life experiences. For example, born in Clay COunty, Missouri,on September 5, 1847, Jesse Woodson James was the son of Zerelda Cole James and her husband, Robert James, a Baptist minister and slave-owning hemp farmer. In 1850, Robert James left for California to preach in gold-mining camps; however, soon after arriving, he became sick and died. As a result, Zerelda James and her children, Jesse, Frank, and…

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    Jesse Robin Hood

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    thesis. The main investigation of this paper was to find out whether the legend of Jesse James corresponded to the real man, or if his actions were twisted and ignored his actions in order to form this Southern Hero. The paper starts off with a song that has been passed down the generations of Americans about the mourning of Jesse’s death and the hatred of Robert Ford, his assassin, and the way in which he was killed. This shows that an admiration for this outlaw may have faded over time, but…

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