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Plot summary[ edit ] The novel is narrated by Mattie Ross, churchgoing elderly spinster distinguished by intelligence, independence, and strength of mind. She recounts the story of her adventures many years earlier, at 14, when she undertook a quest to avenge her father's death at the hands of a drifter named Tom Chaney.
She is joined on her quest by Marshal Reuben J. Chaney is not adept as a farmhand, and Mattie has only scorn for him, referring to him as "trash" and noting that her kind-hearted father Frank only hired him out of pity.
Later, Ross tries to intervene in a barroom confrontation involving Chaney. Mattie hears that Chaney has joined an outlaw gang led by the infamous "Lucky" Ned Pepper and wishes to track down the killer.
That man turns out to be Reuben J. Mattie is convinced that he has " grit " and that he is best suited for the job, due to his reputation for violence.
Playing on Cogburn's need for money, Mattie persuades him to take on the job, insisting that she accompany him as part of the bargain. During their preparation, a Texas Ranger named LaBoeuf appears. He has been tracking Chaney for four months for killing a senator and his dog in Texasand he hopes to bring him back to Texas dead or alive for a cash reward.
Cogburn and LaBoeuf take a dislike to each other, but after some haggling, they agree to join forces in the hunt, realizing that they can both benefit from each other's respective talents and knowledge.
Once they reach a deal, the two men attempt to leave Mattie behind, but she proves more tenacious than they had expected.
They repeatedly try to lose her, but she persists in following them and seeing her transaction with Marshal Cogburn through to the end.
Eventually, she is jumped by Cogburn and LaBoeuf, who had hidden themselves from view, and LaBoeuf begins to spank Mattie. Mattie appeals to Cogburn and he orders LaBoeuf to stop. At this point, Mattie is allowed to join their posse.
Together, but with very different motivations, the three ride into the wilderness to confront Ned Pepper's gang. Along the way, they develop an appreciation for one another. A film sequel, Rooster Cogburnwas produced from an original screenplay inwith John Wayne reprising his role, and Katharine Hepburn as an elderly spinster, Eula Goodnight, who teams with him.
The sequel was not well received, and the plot was considered a needless reworking of the plot of True Grit combined with elements of The African Queen. Their version, focusing on Mattie's point of view, follows the novel more closely than the film.
The Coen movie is shot in settings more typical of the novel.Nov 18, · A couple of months ago, a friend and colleague of mine visited our church in Fort Smith. In the middle of our meeting, he surprised me with a timely quote, regarding the Reformed doctrine of election, by Mattie Ross, the heroine of Charles Portis’ novel, "True Grit.".
Mattie Ross' gun is a Colt Walker, not a Colt Dragoon as stated by Rooster. (The movie's producers wanted to use the larger Walker to enhance the image of a little girl using such a large gun.) Continuity. True Grit is a film in which a young girl enlists the aid of a crusty U.S.
Marshal to hunt down the man who murdered her father. My name is Mattie Ross, of Near Dardanelle in Yell County. My family owns property, and I don't know why I'm being treated like this! Complete List of Characters in Charles Portis's True Grit.
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