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Oxbow Incident/Shane
Jane A. Coleman
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Oxbow Incident/Shane (TAP instructional materials)

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Paperback, 79 pages
Published September 30th 1996 by Center for Learning
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This is just about The Oxbow Incident, by Walter Clark.
Who is Jane Coleman?

I actually liked the movie better, as it was more straightforward. There's a lot of (what I consider to be) filler here, philosophical stuff about justice, the US justice system, blame, humanity, and so on. We're in the wild west, and there's rustling going on, and then a hand at a nearby ranch gets shot. A posse/lynch mob forms. One guy tries to get the sheriff in, but is overcome by momentum toward lynching. And then th
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An intriguing look at conscience, mob mentality, and the various motivations that compel otherwise decent people to knowingly do the wrong thing. The story is told from the perspective of one of the posse members, a very mellow, low-key kind of guy, so the writing is a bit dry. And since I knew beforehand how the story ends, it was less suspenseful for me than it would have been otherwise. But it's a book worth reading.
This review is for The Oxbow Incident which I personally believe should be required reading for all students. Of course, then pep rallies would die out.
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