Habitually, the primary plot of the ซีรีย์ฝรั่ง and film is the traditional, simplistic purpose of sustaining law and order in the backwoods in an expedited action-packed story. Westerns are usually rooted in classic conflict emanating good vs. bad, virtue vs. evil, white hat vs. black hat, man to man, new immigrants vs. Native Americans who are barbarically depicted as uncivilized savage Indians, settlers vs. Indians, virtue vs. nature, and culture vs. disorder themes.
Additional themes include schoolteachers vs. alehouse dance-hall girls, villains and heroes, sheriff vs. gunslinger, social order vs. anarchy, the rough individual vs. the community, the civilized East vs. West, pioneer vs. wanderer, and the farmer vs. tycoon. Most times the champion of a western meets his polar opposite a reflection of his own monstrous side he must slaughter.
Symbolic Forms of Westerns
Symbolic components in westerns involve antagonistic ingredients including barbarically portrayed most often as Native Americans, guns and gunfights occurring seldom on horseback, destruction and human carnages, horses, trains and train thefts, bank heists and holdups, runaway stagecoaches, shoot-outs and confrontations, bandits and the law, cattle drives and cattle rustling, stampedes, police chases in pursuance of the villain, saloon fights, find and eliminate plots, breathtaking backdrops and wide-open landscapes, and unique western clothing like denim, jeans, boots, and hats.
Western heroes are frequently characterized as local law enforcement officers, farmers, army officers, cowboys, regional marshals, or an experienced, fast-draw gunfighter. They are of course masculine persons with honor and a system of beliefs usually centered around courageousness, morality, toughness, independence. The aberrant characters usually come with a trustworthy sidekick, maintaining a self-governing and upright attitude.
Additionally, the Western hero could ordinarily remain isolated and encounter danger on his own, against the effectiveness of lawlessness from criminals or other enemies, with a skillful presentation of his physical abilities whether it be roping, gunplay, horse-handling, or pioneering abilities.
Influences on the Western Genre
In several ways, the cowboy of the Old West can be correlated with the story of the Japanese samurai warrior, or the Arthurian knight from ancient times. Some western films and series are created with a mythological western hero behaving like a chivalrous knight in shining leather in its story of good vs. evil.
No matter how different these genres appear to be they are all hampered by legal codes of conduct, principles, truth, strength, loyalty, and dignity. This may be one of the reasons western films and series resonated with many people around the world.
The Roots of Western Films and Series
The origins of the film western industry can be detected in multiple diverse sources, most frequently derived from literary sources. Another common source of inspiration is the folk music of the colonial period as well as short stories or dime novels about Western warriors.
The western genre has also seen its fair share of content based on mythologies, outlaws, or a compilation of moral beliefs and values that form code cowboys allegedly live by. These systems involve rules like the cowboy never fires the first shot or takes an unethical advantage, eternally speaks the truth, always helps somebody in distress, and being a nationalist.