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A Smaller Kind of Courage: Bernardo's Humility in The Magnificent Seven

It's Legends of Western Cinema Week, and I am one happy cowgirl! I'm also later to the party than I planned on being, which is starting to become a bit of a tradition her--not, however, as intentional a tradition as is making my contribution to this beautiful blog party a character study on one of the seven gunslingers from that cinematic masterpiece, The Magnificent Seven . (When I say this is a beautiful blog party, I really, really mean it from the bottom of my heart. Many, many thanks to Rachel, Heidi, and Olivia for hosting it again this year!) Anywho. My 2019 post was on Chico as the protagonist of a coming-of-age story; my 2020 post was on  Chris  as a paragon of manly restraint. For 2021...oh gosh. How to pick. (Apologies in advance for how long this is going to be.) (Oh, and, um, just so you know: there will be spoilers.) So, when I first watched The Magnificent Seven start to finish as a teenager, I promptly fell in love with Chico, who remains my favorite to this

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