How Cowboy's are Romanticized

Winter McClellan, Naz McKenzie, Isis Swain, Adarius Moore

Definition of Romanticism

a movement in the arts and literature that originated in the late 18th century, emphasizing inspiration, subjectivity, and the primacy of the individual

Cowboys were men only.

Women sometimes disguised themselves as men and traveled west to work as cowhands. Wives worked just as hard as the husbands, who were cowhands or foremen. Many women learned to ride, rope, brand, as well as cook and entertain.

How Cowboy's were Romanticized.

The cowboys life was hard. They were frequently very lonely because they were often separated form their herds and had to travel back. The Romanticized cowboy was a true American hero. He traveled far to save the innocent and helped whoever he could. This dream became just that, a dream, for most en who traveled West for adventure.