True Grit is about a little girls named Mattie Rose and her adventure to find her
father's murderer Tom Chaney. She encounters several obstacles in her path for
vengeance. Whether it was sickness, money troubles, snake bites, Mattie with her
admirable determination was able over come them.
The book starts off with Mattie's father taking in Tom Chaney under the
impression that Tom was a decent man. Little did Mattie's father know his faith in his
ability to judge one's character would lead to his unexpected demise. A couple of days
later, her father, after allowing Tom in, had to run to town to do some errands. He
thought that his new guest should come along since he could use the manpower to bring back some thing from town.
Mattie was uncomfortable with this but she trusted her father and so she let him go alone
Days later she receives word that her father had been murdered by a man that could only
be described as a man with a burn on his mouth and a rifle that belonged to him that was
wrapped around his shoulder by a cotton string.
Once Mattie heard this she automatically knew it was Tom Chaney.
She headed out the next day to find her fathers killer. She came to the town where her
fathers murder took place only to find that the perpetrator had been long gone.
Mattie then proceeded to search for a Marshal that would go after him. She chose the
most ruthless Marshal for that job and that was a man that went by the name of Rooster.
As they were getting ready to leave town to go find Tom , she encountered another
marshal named Labeef. He wanted to join them but she said no. Labeef did not take no for
an answer so he went straight to Rooster and coerced him into joining forces and leaving
Mattie behind. Mattie did not take this so well, but she knew she had to go with them so