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The Last of the Mohicans

One characteristic of American Romanticism is a particular fascination with the American frontier or wilderness. European Romantics were similarly drawn to nature, but their interest lay perhaps in...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2018, 1:49 pm (UTC)

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One of the most distinct qualities of Romanticism that Cooper highlights is the idea of understanding the connection between the past, the present, and the future. The very idea of "the last" of a...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2013, 1:04 pm (UTC)

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In The Last of the Mohicans, the prevalence of nature highlights the overall Romanticism of Cooper’s approach, as nature is almost always superior to civilization. Cooper links nature with freedom...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2018, 8:54 pm (UTC)

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James Fenimore Copper's depiction of indigenous culture in The Last of the Mohicans is notably sympathetic. Instead of regarding the customs and morals of Native American tribes as being barbarous...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2021, 2:42 pm (UTC)

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According to the criteria you helpfully provided, at least three characters in James Fenimore Cooper’s novel The Last of the Mohicans can be classified as “American Romantic heroes.” Those three...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2011, 10:24 am (UTC)

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Right before the quote about Cora I cited above, Munro says that "duty called him to the islands of the West Indies" which connotes the Caribbean, not South America. The word "remotely" suggests...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2012, 5:25 am (UTC)

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Magua, the leader of the Hurons, is the main antagonist in James Cooper’s novel The Last of The Mohicans. It is very clear from his deeds. He is cunning, treacherous, savage and ruthless. In the...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2013, 4:01 pm (UTC)

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Generally speaking, authors accomplish characterization directly or indirectly, depending on the point of view of narration. Direct characterization is achieved by description of the way the...

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James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans is a story about the French and Indian War and more specifically the family of Colonel Munro and their relationships with the Native people....

Latest answer posted January 9, 2019, 8:19 pm (UTC)

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One aspect of Romanticism that shows up in The Last of the Mohicans is the idea of the Noble Savage. The Noble Savage was a "primitive" person who was inherently good and innocent because he had...

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In The Last of the Mohicans, Hawkeye is the quintessential American hero. He is the precursor to the figure of the cowboy or even the private eye of hardboiled detective fiction in that he occupies...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2019, 2:58 am (UTC)

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The leader of the French forces in The Last of the Mohicans is the Marquis de Montcalm. Montcalm was a real-life historical figure in the French and Indian War, a general in the French army who...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2016, 5:14 am (UTC)

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In The Last of the Mohicans Uncas is Chingachgook’s son. Chingachgook is the Mohican chief and arch rival to Hurons. The story establishes a dichotomy between the two tribes where Mohicans are...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2015, 12:02 pm (UTC)

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I suggest that when looking at the "relationship" between Cora and the Huron chief Magua we should consider what was happening in America at the time the text was written in terms of race...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2009, 7:24 am (UTC)

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This question is difficult because Cooper's views are outdated in the present day. However, upon examination of the novel in the context it was written, the answer would, most likely, be "no."...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2017, 3:10 pm (UTC)

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The themes of the book The Last of the Mohicans include the clashing of Western and Native American cultures, and the importance of family loyalty and heritage.

Latest answer posted March 3, 2016, 8:00 pm (UTC)

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Historically, the war happened amidst a century of Anglo-French hostilities on the European continent. Very simply stated the war was a result over territory and the attempts to influence the...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2010, 1:26 pm (UTC)

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One of the characters in The Last of the Mohicans is David Gamut, a psalmodist, that is to say a teacher and singer of psalms and other hymns. Many of the Psalms are commonly attributed to King...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2019, 12:10 pm (UTC)

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Cora is the daughter of Colonel Munro (who is Scottish) and a West Indian woman who was a descendant of slaves. Cora, the colonel's oldest daughter, was born in the West Indies when her father was...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2010, 8:25 am (UTC)

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At first, David seems like an insignificant character. However, any character that seems so out of place in a work is usually foreshadowed to have other qualities that will prove important. In the...

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The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper, actually takes place during colonial times, in the 1750s in the early years of the French and Indian War, so it is difficult to contrast it with...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2011, 3:02 am (UTC)

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Nathaniel (Natty Bumppo or Hawkeye) is the protagonist of James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans (as well as the other four Leatherstocking Tales). He is born to White parents and is...

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James Fennimore Cooper's novel, The Last of the Mohicans is set in the forests of upstate New York during the French and Indian War in 1757. In chapter 3, the author shifts the setting slightly...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2020, 3:20 am (UTC)

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Cora is compared to a raven, not just because of her coloring (dark black hair) but also because of her boldness and bravery (Cora is also of mixed blood making her darker; the two sisters have...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2007, 5:58 am (UTC)

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James Fenimore Cooper’s novel The Last of the Mohicans might be considered a “romantic” work in a number of different ways, including the following: The novel features a brave, skillful, daring...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2012, 2:25 am (UTC)

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Relationships gain special importance in James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans, be it the “father-son” relationship of Chingachgook and Uncas, the interracial friendship of Hawkeye and...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2013, 4:52 pm (UTC)

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Magua is a fierce and fearsome (and wily) warrior chief of the Hurons, but that is not why he is not afraid of the bear. Chapter twenty-five of The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper is...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2013, 7:54 pm (UTC)

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Major Heyward finds himself in a bit of a jam. He and the other members of the party—the Munro sisters and David Gamut—urgently need to get to Fort William Henry. But it's perfectly clear that,...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2018, 11:33 am (UTC)

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Please note: The post contains several requests and questions. The eNotes Homework Help policy allows for one question per post. This answer addresses the second question. The primary commonality...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2020, 7:25 pm (UTC)

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James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851) wrote The Last of the Mohicans at a time when Europeans snubbed the literary value of American novels, and few American authors achieved success in Europe....

Latest answer posted March 23, 2020, 8:31 pm (UTC)

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The major action in the novel centers on Cora and Alice Munro's journey from Fort Edward to Fort William Henry, where their father, Lt. Colonel Munro is commander of the forces. The girls are...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2016, 5:27 pm (UTC)

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The most evident answer to how the Mohicans lost their land to the Dutch resided in European greed. Dutch traders saw the land that the Mohicans occupied as being essential to the idea of...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2012, 11:51 pm (UTC)

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The Last of the Mohicans is part of a very popular series of novels written by James Fenimore Cooper. YThese novels have several features characteristic of American Romanticism.The most obvious...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2012, 11:15 am (UTC)

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If we can define "round" characters as complex or ones who are multidimensional, then I think that Natty Bumppo could be seen as round. He is not singular or monolithic in Cooper's descriptions of...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2011, 6:35 am (UTC)

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Since it's publication in 1826, James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans, one of five books in the Leatherstocking Tales, has enjoyed great popularity both in American and abroad. Arguing...

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The main tribe fighting on the French side was the Algonquians. The main group fighting on the British side was the Iroquois, or Five Nations, which included the Seneca, Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, and...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2007, 3:22 am (UTC)

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The last movie version of The Last of the Mohicans was done in 1992; part of the movie was filmed in and around Chimney Rock, NC.

Latest answer posted October 6, 2007, 3:26 am (UTC)

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Yes, I agree with what has previously been said; however, I would perhaps not even go so far as to position Cooper as an author of the historical novel. He is more often regarded as a romantic...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2010, 12:56 pm (UTC)

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In fiction literature, heroes are ordinary people who perform extraordinary tasks on their journeys and adventures during their lifetimes. Fictional protagonists take up causes and face ordeals...

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Some cartographic skills will be needed here to assist. In The Last of the Mohicans, the garrison is located at Fort William Henry. This fort is located in Northern New York on Lake George....

Latest answer posted July 30, 2014, 11:04 pm (UTC)

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The character of Jack Winthrop does not appear in the novel The Last of the Mohicans, and was created for the film. He is portrayed by Edward Blatchford. In the beginning of the film, while...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2012, 11:37 pm (UTC)

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Just a few words to add to tthakker's answer.There is often confusion about the placement of "Last of the Mohicans" in the series as the five books are not written in chronological order....

Latest answer posted October 12, 2007, 4:05 am (UTC)

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Magua, the vengeful Huron "wily fox" is the antagonist in the novel, though in a wider sense the true antagonist is the destruction or diminution of the noble Indian way of life by the incursions...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2020, 3:11 pm (UTC)

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