Sadistic Lawman

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During the scene, Will’s only friend, William Munny later finds out that, Ned Logan a man who has done no wrong in the entire movie, has fallen victim to the vicious beatings of the sadistic lawman Bill. In Richard Schickel’s definitive biography of Clint Eastwood, Schickel interviews Gene Hackman on the set of Unforgiven in which Hackman tells Shickel that he needed to excuse himself to go do his “Rodney King” scene (461). Additionally, the sadistic viciousness of Bill’s actions shows the atrociousness of America's violent expansion into the West, but also subversively reenacts a present day (at the time) sociopolitical event. In my opinion, Eastwood is showing the present situation juxtaposed with the past to accomplish two goals: show the
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