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What are the main attributes of the typical American hero as developed by James Fenimore Cooper in his Leatherstocking Tales?   what are the main attributes of the typical american hero as developed by james fenimore cooper in his Leatherstocking tales?   thank you,

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Natty Bumppo represents many qualities that can be deemed as the "typical American hero."  The first would be his physical characteristics.  He's about 6 feet tall, very rugged, and has a physique that reflects the natural world.  The American hero has a physical dimension that matches this, as he is very strong and features an exterior that reflects austerity (Think of the Marlboro Man.)  Additionally, Natty Bumppo carries himself apart from society.  Cooper creates him to be completely distant from traditionalist notions of "civilization."  He is raised as a Native American, although he...

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