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Master of Arts in English Composition
This thesis is a rhetorical analysis of the movie Easy Rider. It explores how auteurs Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern's use of road, regional, and cowboy mythology creates a text that simultaneously exposes and is dominated by the ironies inherent in American culture and breathes new life into the cowboy myth, reaffirming the cowboy's place as one of America's most enduring cultural icons.
Raynes, Hayley Susan, "Movie in search of America: The rhetoric of myth in Easy Rider" (2005). Theses Digitization Project. 2804.