Here is something neat for you Avatar fans. The episode Zuko Alone was based off of the novel and film Shane. Here are some screenshots of a few parallel scenes.
1. The head thug harasses the peaceful farming family
2. The mysterious hero (Zuko/Shane) reveals himself and spooks off the thugs
3. The training scene between the man and the boy.
4. The “I hate you!” scene. Interestingly enough in Shane the boy’s mother says “You don’t hate Shane,” and the boy replies “I know that mom” and he yells out he’s sorry… after Shane has left.
Another fun thing! You know how that farming family has nothing but pig hybrids? This is actually a joke relating to how the farmers were harassed in Shane. The gang would call them “pig farmers,” and the father absolutely hated it (they didn’t even own a pig!)