1. True Grit is clearly set in a place with no boundaries. Mattie, Roster and Chaney all have at least one thing in common, a need for no set place or time. In this story there aren’t many rules or regulations, or not many followed rules or regulations at least. You see, there is a difference between dong what’s right or just and doing what you are supposed to. What’s right is always a good thing but usually gets you into trouble. However, doing what you are supposed to may save you from trouble but do no good for others. For rooster he basically follows no laws, roams around and protects people, and sets justice strait.
Chaney on the other hand uses this lack of boundaries to basically become a nomadic trouble maker traveling from place to place stealing and running from justice or the law. Such as how if there were stricter boundaries he quite possibly could not have killed Frank Ross and the State Senator of Texas. Mattie is different and similar to both Rooster and Chaney. Mattie needs this expanse of time and space to fulfill her sense of independence. Mattie doesn’t feel free confined in a civilized society and loves her freedom. She doesn’t like using manners and dislikes being judged by those in society.
5. Grit, noun 1.abrasive particles or granules, as of sand or other small, coarse impurities found in the air, food, water, etc. 2.firmness of character; indomitable spirit; pluck: No, grit is not dirt, sand or other impurities. If compared to an impurity it would be an impurity of the soul, a need to be daring and have spunk. To Mattie grit isn’t something that can be seen, it is the way a person acts. Grit is not defined by words but by how ruthless you are and how much courage you have. In the novel True Grit many character have this type of grit and many don’t. Main characters with this sense of ruthless adventure are Mattie, Rooster, and LaBoeuf.
They aren’t afraid of a little trouble or pain and always want justice no matter the cost. Main characters without grit are Tom Chaney. Chaney has basically the opposite of grit, a cowardly attitude with no will to fight for what he wants, just a fear that makes him run away from his troubles and not face them. It is not necessarily positive to have grit, in some ways it is positive and in some ways it is not. It is positive by how many heroes and important people are known to have grit. Leaders must have grit, it is greatly linked to control and persistence.