Discuss the myth of the West and the role of the cowboy

In an MLA-style essay not exceeding 1500 words, discuss the myth of the West and the role of the cowboy. You should include a general description of the myth that emphasizes the character of the cowboy.

You might look at the current popularity of super-hero narratives, sci-fi, and fantasy as continuations of the Western , but you are not required to do so.

Your should have a minimum of four MLA-style in-text citations and four entries on your works cited page.