1. Taxi driver compared to the searchers
Both of them are obsessed with rescuing a young girl, Iris in Taxi Driver and Debbie in The Searchers, restoring her virtue and returning her to society. ... Second of all, Taxi Driver and The Searchers share common themes like many films in fact. ... However even though they killed someone, they are still perceived as "heroes", because they saved a young white woman from the hands of "evil". In the American society, the purity of the young white woman is an imperative issue. ... Also like John Ford's movie, Taxi Driver was meant as a critic of the American society. ...
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