From what I've learned from the class discussion about the Wild West, Tombstone is an excellent portrayal of what happened in the West. It gives you a very vivid and descriptive view on things that went on during that time. All of the violence, gender and land disputes that we discussed in class were depicted in this movie. It is some points that we talked about in classes that weren't in the movie but for the most part it had a substantial amount of information that we discussed in class.
Women fought for equal rights throughout the West during that time period. They protested, held signs up and found different ways to take initiative so they can get the equal rights that they so rightfully deserved in their opinion. Back in those times females were just portrayed as housewives and didn't have much part in the communities in the West. The movement wasn't really portrayed as much in the movies as we discussed in class. The movie had some different ways of portraying their women but it was one part in the movie where some women were riding on a wagon with a sign asking for equal rights. The sign exclaimed "equal work, equal pay. Women should have the same opportunity as men." With other gender topics with women talked about in class discussions, we talked about a derogatory act that females use to do to earn men's intimacy or just to gain money. It's something known as prostitution. But you also had your trophy wives and women that were actresses. Women had a big role in society in the west because they were the backbone for the men. Tombstone gave a vivid view of how women are represented in the Western days. Mostly for the peacemakers of the small town in Arizona, their wives were with them and behind them in everything they did. You also had the women that were just there for the excitement, but they were the centerpiece of the whole movie. The pivotal moments of the movie happened involving women throughout the whole movie. Men sometimes based their operations of attack because of their women being attack over the dispute they had with the cowboys. It's also a dispute with the mayor and the law peacemaker because the mayor's lady friend was interested in the law pacemaker so that started a whole dispute as well. From that description you can see that females were the center part of the whole plot in the movie.
Indians were the cause of many disputes in the reality of the Wild West as we discussed in class. Clashing over land and resources that the Indians had, that started a lot of many battles and even wars. Tombstone didn't have Indians portrayed in the film from what I seen. It was some Indians in the territories as extra actors, but they weren't really a key focus of what went on in the movie. They also didn't have any disputes in the movie either.
In many of our class discussions, we discussed the chaos that the cowboys had throughout the Wild West times. A lot of disputes are predominately on something that is valuable...