True Grit And Ray From Charles Portis 's The Dog Of The South Show Devotion

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When someone is devoted in life, they can most likely achieve their all time life goals. Mattie Ross from Charles Portis 's True Grit and Ray from Charles Portis 's The dog of the south show devotion throughout their novels: obsession showing devotion, revenge showing devotion, and bravery leading to devotion. Throughout True Grit Mattie is shown to be obsessive, which is shown through her devotion throughout the novel. "That is my father. ' I stood there looking at him. What a waste! Tom Chaney! Would pay for this! I would not rest easy until that Louisiana cur was roasting and screaming in hell"(24). Mattie ultimately is enraged at the fact a drunken coward kills her father, She set 's out to find her father 's killer, since she has an obsession over her father 's death. Another piece of evidence from the text that shows this is when, a Sheriff tells Mattie about the toughest U.S Marshall, "The meanest one is Rooster Cogburn. He is a pitless man, double-tough, and fear don 't enter into his thinking. He loves to pull cork. Now L.T Quinn, he brings his prisoners alive... He will not plant evidence or abuse a prisoner. He is a straight as a string"(37). The Sheriff in this quote has just answered Mattie 's question on to where she could find one of the toughest U.S Marshall 's to track down her father 's killer, she then becomes obsessed with this man, and it become one of her goals to set out and find him. Throughout The Dog of the South Ray is shown being very

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