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Rover
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« on: July 15, 2005, 11:11:38 AM »

I am a little puzzled by the character of Fletcher in The Outlaw Josey Wales

When persuading the band of Southern ‘hold-outs’ to turn themselves in, he speaks the following words: ‘Everyone else has done it but us. We are the last of the hold-outs. I’m going in boys, I’ve had enough.’ This suggests that he belongs to this group of hold-outs.

However, his conversations with the wicked governor in the Union camp suggest that he is a regular Union agent, whose task it is to round-up rebel remnants.

My theory is that Fletcher is indeed a regular agent, whose mode of operation is to join a group of hold-outs and winning their confidence, before persuading them to turn themselves in.

Am I right?
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2005, 02:42:14 AM »

I think he was a rebel who later on in the course of the war made connections with the Union.

WKC.
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2005, 10:10:38 AM »

I agree with WKC.
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The age long strife I see

Where I fought in many guises,

Many names, -- but always me.
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2005, 11:20:35 PM »

I also agree Fletcher was a rebel.  He made an agreement with the union for his own benefit but had no idea that the others were going to be gunned down.  Watch when Fletcher is in the union tent before the others are shot and also when Fletcher sees the "red legs" are involved.
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