Talk:A Painted House
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I removed "violence-prone" from the description of Cowboy, because of the contrast with the description of Hank Spruill, who is not described as "violence-prone".
Yet Hank, like Cowboy, also killed someone.
Either both should be described as violence-prone, or other ways should be found to write about them.
I question the reference to Cowboy's nationality in this context as well. Why is it important to label Cowboy, but not Hank?
If it is important that Cowboy be seen as a violent "Mexican", Hank should by the same token be described as a violent "American" (or "Anglo").
Finally, I am not sure whether the description of Cowboy coincides with Grisham's intentions. Grisham does not shirk from ascribing violence to Cowboy, but still chooses to frame his story in terms of the affection between Cowboy and Tally Spruill, and of the opportunity to escape that Cowboy represents for her. This adds a softer dimension to Cowboy's character which is completely missing from Hank's. DocDee (talk) 21:50, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
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