Ox bow incident Essay

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ox bow incident





My favorite character in the novel The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van

Tilburg Clark is Art Croft. Art Croft is the narrator and focal point of the novel.

Art just wants to fit in ,be liked , and get along with everyone in the town of

Bridger's Wells. He is a quiet, intelligent thinker and listener.


Art shows that he wants to fit in, be liked, and get along with everyone

when he joined the posse. He joined the posse because he wanted to belong in this

community of roughnecks, eventhough he has a sense that it is wrong. Another

instance is when the posse is going to hang the rustlers: Donald Martin, Juan
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