May 07, 2007

Was Rambo part Indian?

From correspondent Al Carroll:A lot of reviewers noted that Rambo seemed to be playing Indian. Never heard of any source claiming he actually was supposed to be.

I haven't read the book, but have seen online discussions that describe it as being quite different from the film series. The book version has him as a scrawny, timid man still in shock, acting purely ouf of panic.

The only scholarly discussion I've ever seen of Rambo is David Espy's article. Espy calls him a "symbolic half breed."

1 comment:

Rob said...

We finally have an answer to the title question from Laura:

In Rambo: First Blood Part II they state quite clearly that Rambo is part Native American, part German. And I quote, "That's quite a combination."