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The Western

The text offers a vivid commentary on the transformation of landscapes and their symbolic connections to human aspirations and social struggles. It juxtaposes orderly agricultural fields, symbolizing efficiency and ownership, with untamed forests and lawless frontier towns, representing unpredictability and societal conflicts. Through the lens of Anthony Mann’s westerns, it explores themes of law, identity, community, and the struggle for power, questioning the balance between imposed order and innate chaos.

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