The Ox-Bow Incident

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The Ox-Bow Incident I chose to interview Gil Carter; he is one of the main characters in the book who plays a big role in the story. How did it feel to finally arrive in Bridger’s Wells? It was a big relief to finally make it to Bridger’s Wells. I was extremely excited to be able to see the town. We had been facing a lot of winter weather for the past few months, and we were ready to make it back to civilization. I was tired of traveling, and it had been a long time since I had had any whiskey. What was going through your mind as you were with the posse that was searching for the rustlers? I was having flashbacks of when I was in Montana. A posse of men hung three men for killing a stage coach. One of the boys was crying and trying to tell the posse that he was innocent, but they did not believe him. Then art reminded me that since we were outsiders we didn’t need to get involved. How did u feel when you found out that Rose had left town? In a way I was upset that she had left and I wouldn’t get to see her. I was more upset that the women of the town were the ones who forced her to leave. They thought just because she wasn’t married that she might do wrong things with their husbands. That really shows how small-minded the town really is. What did you think about Farnley calling you a rustler? It made me furious to be called something that I wasn’t. I had no choice but to hit him. If Canby hadn’t stopped me I would have killed him. Afterwards I actually felt guilty about the last game and gave him his money back. What did you think about the hanging of the rustlers? I found that it was a gruesome sight to watch. I was relieved that the old man and Mex died quickly. I felt really bad for Martin, because his horse didn’t fun off quickly and he strangled for air but he did not die quickly. Tetley had to shoot him which was not how he was supposed

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