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MonkeyNotes-The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
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KEY LITERARY ELEMENTS

SETTING

The novel is set in the 1880's, when the western frontier in America was being shaped. The opening action of The Ox-Bow Incident takes place in Bridger's Wells, Nevada, a little frontier town located in a big valley on the western side of the continental divide. The town was formed to serve the many ranchers in the area, who come into Bridger's Wells to buy supplies, drink at the saloon, play poker and find women. The main street contains a few houses and businesses, including a saloon and a general store. To reach the town, it is necessary to travel down a steep road into the valley. At the end of the road, there are big meadows on both sides, with ranches in the distance. There are also tall mountains around the valley.


The main action in the story takes place in Ox Bow Valley, which is to the west of the town and over the mountains. It is two or three miles long and half or three quarters of a mile wide. The creek in the middle of the valley winds back on itself like a snake and so is called Ox Bow. It has a road along its edge at the south end, which is the only way in and out of the valley, for the mountains on the other three sides are steep. There is a clearing right at the summit of the valley, but the road runs through the middle of it.

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