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1 Matt Gross 8 October 2010 IAH 207 Section 14 T.A. Christi Blythin Masquerades in The Last of The Mohicans The Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood once said “I hope that people will  finally come to realize that there is only one 'race' - the human race - and that we  are all members of it.”  In essence, Margaret Atwood is stating a belief that she  holds true; that there is no black race, no white race, no red race, and so on and  so forth.  There is only one race, the human race, which is made up of the  entirety of the world’s population while also being blind to the color of one’s skin.  James Fenimore Cooper shows an altered sense of this belief in his book The   Last of The Mohicans.  James Cooper believes not in the idea of the human race  being blind to color, but in the idea that of humanity needing all races to survive  and succeed.  In his classic novel, The Last of The Mohicans , James Fenimore  Cooper shows that the unity of races is necessary and essential in the individual 
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2 for the advancement and survival of humanity through the showing of the  masquerade of characters. Multiple characters throughout the novel The Last of The Mohicans  are  shown pretending or masquerading to be someone or something they are not.  For purposes of the argument, the character focus will be on Hawk-eye, Uncas,  and David Gamut. There is a constant repetition throughout the book that there 
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