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Unformatted text preview: Two main characters, Chingachgook and Hist, enter the story in these chapters; and Cooper immediately contrasts the Indians with Deerslayer and Hetty, respectively. Chingachgook and Deerslayer, although they have opposing traits because of their respective "gifts," resemble each other a great deal. The two warriors on the "first warpath" complement each other more than any other pair of characters in the romance. They are blood brothers with the same basic education, and their ideals are very similar, except for loyalty to the separate Indian and Christian codes. Chingachgook is especially pleased because Deerslayer has killed his first enemy in battle, but Natty modestly replies that "he fou't like a man of red gifts, and I fou't like a man with gifts of my own color." The meeting of Hetty and Hist enables Cooper to contrast the girls also. Although they resemble The meeting of Hetty and Hist enables Cooper to contrast the girls also....
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.
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