Midterm Two Study Guide

The regional novel is primarily focused on expressing the unique history and culture of a particular place. In the western regional novel, landscape, race, and economy play central roles.

Drawing from SPECIFIC examples from the text be prepared to answer the following:

The code in the modern western novel

The new western protagonist/antagonist

The role of physical structures in novels and films

The role of the town in novels and films

The role of the landscape in novels and films

Ambition in the new western

Holtman didn’t have anything better to do, ‘cept ranch.