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True Grit by Charles Potis

Table of Contents

Background – Book and Author 2

Plot Summary 3

The book comes full circle 4

Themes 5

Revenge 5

Violence 5

Mortality 5

Visions of America 5

Gender 5

Criminality 6

Justice and Judgement 6

Drugs and Alcohol 6

Religion 6

Background – Book and Author

Charles McColl Portis's True Grit was first published in 1968 in instalments in big-time American weekly magazine The Saturday Evening Post. It hit the big screen almost immediately, in a 1969 Oscar-award winning adaptation with John Wayne.

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