The irony is that the idealization of Earp as a good guy with a gun, an unswerving servant of law and order, is a myth.
But there is a messy middle territory between demonization and idealization.
Admittedly, a lot of undeserved cultural authority will have to erode before this idealization can materialize.
Why should such artists have sought to create an abstract Beauty by the idealization of forms?
It made his love for Nedda more actual, less of an idealization.
In all of these ways Paul Bunyan is the idealization of the lumberjack.
It is useless to attempt an idealization of the Hawaiian eater.
Its family spirit and idealization of common objects and joys make it a classic which reaches the hearts of boys and girls.
Nevertheless, idealization of the past is evil in its consequences.
The portrait of Shakespeare we get in Prospero is astonishingly faithful and ingenuous, in spite of its idealization.