Shane is described by Marian as “dangerous” (15). His characterization in the story is someone deep and enigmatic. Though not stated, this is maybe because of how he has become of his past. For someone who can obviously express and predict the strategic tactics of the antagonist named Fletcher, Shane must be someone who has already thought and acted such a likewise manner before, or he must be someone who has involvement in such fights with the Fletcher kind of man before. He has predicted the possibility that the villain, Fletcher, could attack one of the farmers. He is so right when Ernie Wright got killed. Then, Shane also foresees that Joe would soon be attacked. It is like a manner of thinking how the enemy thinks in which he does very well. Even though the tale has communicated that Shane has a gun. However, he is a man who does not take his gun with him, unlike the other farmers. As the novel progresses, it is shown how Fletcher provokes Shane and Joe Starrett, the man who has offered him work in the farm and befriended him. Though Shane and Joe don’t easily lose their temperament, it has come up to a point where Shane has to get into several fights. His strength is something extraordinary. . Shane is an Ex-gunslinger.
Works CitedSchaefer, Jack . Shane. New York: Houghton Mifflin , 1949. Print.