Montana 1948 Character Analysis

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Doing what’s right is not always easy, especially when choosing between loyalty to one’s family name or justice to their community. When a society is faced with injustice, a hero must arise to make things right. Wesley Hayden portrays the characteristics of a hero in the novel Montana 1948 through using his power as the sheriff to arrest his sexually abusive brother, Frank, and serve justice to his community. Wesley Hayden has a tendency to express his beliefs to many people throughout the novel. Here, it’s the early morning in the Hayden household and Wesley is explaining to his son David about his position on the issue concerning his brother. He says “David, I believe that in this world people must pay for their crimes. It doesn’t matter
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