The Mountain Men And American Anguish Analysis

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The author's primary thesis from, The Mountain Men and American Anguish by Patrick McCarthy would be the mountain man people were thought to be tough and omnipotent. Cognitive reasons made these men act completely different in nature. The mountain man was a man of isolation who did things alone, whom McCarthy attributes to as a televised trapper who’s looking for a place to settle which he does not locate. McCarthy tries to put this into modern times, such as trapper with the Vietnam combat soldiers. McCarty picks Kelly as an example. Kelly was the hero in The Oregon Trail The mountain man image has been edited by the film industry and doesn’t get the respect the deserve. According to McCarthy, he suspected the film industry had changed
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